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STUD8KT 
HAKDBOOK 

[988 - 1989 
HFitchbuig 

snm9 STATE COLLEGE Qj 
Fitchburg. MA 01420-2697 508/345-2151 



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Welcome to Fitchburg State College! 






We're glad that you have chosen Fitchburg State 
as your College. Students just starting classes 
at the college often have questions - questions 
about student activities on campus, residence 
halls, and finding support services. With the 
exception of information on courses and programs 
of study, you should find the answers to just 
about all of your questions about Fitchburg State 
within this handbook. We have also included a 
calendar with some important dates (drop/add 
deadlines, final examinations, athletic events) 
for your convenience. We hope that you will find 
this handbook useful and refer to it often 
throughout the year. 

We also hope that your years at Fitchburg State 
College will be all you want them to be, and that 
you will take advantage of all the opportunities 
available at YOUR college. Good Luck! 



Provided By: The Division of Student Affairs, and the 
Fitchburg State College Student Government Assooiation 



TABLE OF CONTENTS 



HISTORY OF THE COLLEGE 1 

Introduction 1 

Accreditation and Memberships 1 

ACADEMIC POLICIES 2 

Introduction 2 

Scheduling Courses .;. 2 

A Note on Seat Availability 3 

Determining Semester Credit Load 3 

Hints for Adding and Dropping 4 

Withdrawing From a Course 4 

Hints on Withdrawing 4 

Receiving a Grade of Incomplete 5 

Retaking a Failed Course 5 

Petitioning For A Grade Change 5 

Auditing a Course 6 

Changing your MaJ or . 6 

Withdrawing From the College 6 

Maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress 7 

Attending Classes . 8 

Academic Probation/Suspension 8 

HAMMOND BUILDING 10 

The Library 10 

Campus Center . 10 

Life in the Lobby 10 

The Information Desk 11 

The Art Gallery 11 

The Bookstore 11 

The Post Office 11 

The Games Room 12 

First Service Bank 12 

Commuter ' s Cafe 12 

The Union Stop Pub 12 

The Crafts Center 13 

Bits and Pieces 13 

STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS 14 

Introduction 14 

Accounting Society 14 

ABC (Associated Builders and Contractors) 14 

Band 14 

Booster Club 15 

Chorus (Choral Arts) 15 



Computer Science Club. 15 

Commuters Board. 15 

Cultural Society. 15 

Dancin' 15 

Early Childhood Club 16 

Elementary Education Club .16 

Esoteric Society 16 

FitchPIRG (MASSPIRG at F.S.C.) ...16 

Geography Club 16 

Human Services Club 16 

Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship ... 16 

Karate Club. . .17 

Medical Technology Club 17 

NEASYLONS 17 

Newman Association. . 17 

Nursing Honor Society. 18 

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity 18 

Philodemic Society. 18 

Psi Chi . 18 

Saxifrage 18 

Scrimshaw. . 18 

Shotokan Club 19 

Sociology Club 19 

Special Education Club 19 

The Strobe . 19 

Townhouse Board of Governors 19 

Volleyball Club . 19 

WXPL. 20 

COLLEGE GOVERNANCE. 21 

All College Committee . 21 

Student Government Association 21 

SGA Council Meetings 22 

ATHLETICS 23 

Introduction 23 

Intercollegiate . 23 

Intramurals 23 

Recreation 23 

The Women's Athletic Association and the Men's Intramural Board 24 

Facilities 24 

Athletic Eligibility 24 

SUPPORT PROGRAMS AND SERVICES 25 

Introduction 25 

Academic Advising Center 25 

Alumni Office 25 

Public Safety 26 

Career Services Center 26 

Counseling Services 27 

Services for Students with Disabilities 27 



Financial Aid Office 28 

Your Food Service 28 

Newman Center 29 

US Army Reserve Officer Training 30 

Student Affairs Office „ 31 

Academic Skills Centers 31 

Health Services 32 

Emergencies 33 

Student Health Insurance 35 

Health Service Committee 36 

RESIDENCE LIFE 37 

Introduction 37 

Living Options 37 

Staff 37 

Developmental Programs . 38 

Hall Governments 38 

The Residence Life Judicial Board 38 

Rooms 38 

Roommates 39 

Residence Life Regulations 39 

Safety and Security. 40 

Meals/Food Service 41 

Meal Tickets 41 

Class Conflicts 41 

Sick Trays 41 

Special Diets 41 

Fire Drill Procedures 41 

Fire Safety Equipment 42 

Policies and Procedures 42 

Alcohol 42 

Appliances. .42 

Athletics 42 

Automobiles. 42 

Cleanliness 43 

Illegal Drugs 43 

Noise Policy 43 

Overnight Nonresidents 43 

Event Registration 43 

Room Occupancy 44 

Pets 44 

Physical Assaults, Interference, Harassment of Another Person 44 

Sign-In Policy. . . , 44 

Solicitation 44 

Use and Treatment of Premises 45 

Weapons 45 

OFF-CAMPUS LIVING 46 

Introduction 46 

Listing Services 46 

Information Service 46 

The Lease 46 



To Lease or Not To Lease 47 

Rent 47 

Damage or Security Deposits . 48 

Repairs in Your Apartment 48 

Eviction. 49 

Rooming Houses 50 

STUDENT JUDICIAL CODE 51 

Procedure 52 

Appeals Board 54 

Violations 55 

Sanctions , 56 

Eligibility Status 57 

Records 58 

Decisions 58 

Waiver .58 

Reassessment 58 

MISCELLANEOUS . 59 

Standards for Withdrawal .59 

Violations of Disciplinary Regulations 59 

Referral for Evaluation .60 

Interim Withdrawal . 60 

Hearing 61 

Deviations from Established Procedures 63 

Ace Idents 63 

Animals on Campus 64 

Bicycle Parking and Storage 64 

Bulletin Boards 64 

Cancellation of Classes . 64 

Change of Name or Address 64 

Confidentiality of Student Records .64 

Emergency Loans 65 

Facilities Reservations 65 

Getting Around. 65 

Hard- to- Find Rooms 65 

How to Gain Access to a Record 66 

Types and Locations of Records 67 

I.D.'s 67 

Lockers 67 

Lost and Found 67 

Non-Discrimination 68 

Past-Due Student Accounts 68 

Private and Confidentiality Regulations 68 

Transcripts 68 

Transportation 69 

Guidelines Pertaining to the Sale of Alcohol Beverages 69 

City of Fitchburg Open Bottle Ordinance 70 

Alcohol Policies 70 

FSC Requirements 71 



History 
of the 
College 



HISTORY OF THE COLLEGE 



Introduction 

The State Normal School in Fltchburg was established In 1894 by an act of 
the Massachusetts legislature and opened in temporary quarters in the old 
high school building on Academy Street. Principal John G. Thompson was 
aided by three teachers, 200 books, and an $11,500 budget for the educa- 
tion of 46 women in a two-year program. In December 1896, the school 
moved into its new building and took charge of the Day Street and Highland 
Avenue city buildings as state schools of observation and practice. 

Several years later the Edgerly School was opened as an eight grade model 
and practice school, and in 1910 it became one of the first junior high 
schools in the United States. The following year, a Practical Arts teach- 
er training course for men, the first of its kind in the country, was 
instituted. The new course assisted in increasing male enrollment. 

In 1932, the school was authorized as a four-year college to grant the 
Bachelor of Science in Education degree, and two years later became State 
Teachers College at Fitchburg. Over the next decades, such departments as 
Special Education, Nursing, Business Administration, Communications/Media 
and Computer Science were added. Today, Fitchburg State College offers 30 
degree programs in 13 academic departments to its 3600 full-time students 
and 5000 part-time students. The campus now has 93 acres and 23 build- 
ings. 

Accreditation and Memberships 

Fitchburg State College is accredited by the New England Association of 
Schools and Colleges, The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher 
Education, and the National League for Nursing. The New England Associa- 
tion of Schools and Colleges Is one of six nationally recognized regional 
accrediting associations in the United States, and is the official accred- 
iting agency for schools and colleges in the six New England states. 
Institutional membership in the Association indicates that the school or 
college has been carefully evaluated and found to meet standards agreed 
upon by qualified educators. 

Fitchburg State College is a member of: 

The American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education 

The College Entrance Examination Board 

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing 

The American Association of State Colleges and Universities 

American Association of University Women 

The International Association of Colleges and Universities 

The American Council on Education 

The New England Association of College Admissions Counsellors 



Academic 
Policies 



ACADEMIC POLICIES 



Introduction 

Outlined here are some of Fltchburg State College's Academic Policies. 
Reading through them will help you to understand how the college is run 
and how it works for you. Refer to them when you need help understanding 
the course registration process, for example, or how to leave a course 
without penalty. 

This section has been written primarily to make the policies clear and 
close at hand. Each policy is not carved in stone, however, and may be 
subject to change or revision. Special considerations may be given should 
you have a problem with the conditions of any policy. 

Contact one of the following if a policy doesn't seem clear to you: 

Your Faculty Advisor; The Academic Advising Center; 

The Registrar' s Office; The Dean of Undergraduate Studies 

Scheduling Courses 

About the eleventh week of each semester, you may pick your courses for 
the following semester. You will receive a master class schedule through 
the campus mailboxes and from that you should develop your own 
conflict-free schedule. 

You then make an appointment to meet with your advisor, and he/she will 
help you fill out a Course Selection Card which your advisor will submit 
to the Registrar's Office. In a few days, you will receive a Course Con- 
firmation Card in your mailbox which will list the courses in which you 
are enrolled. 

If all the courses you chose are listed on the course confirmation card, 
fine. If any of the courses you chose are not listed, it may be that the 
missing courses were already filled when your course selection card was 
submitted to the Registrar. 

When this happens, there are four things you can do in the following 
order: 

Find the professor teaching the class that was not listed on your 
card. Ask if the professor will add you to the class. If it's okay, 

the professor will turn the Red Add-Card into the Registrar' s Office. 
This card will allow you to become registered for a "closed class". 

Return to your advisor and have him/her help you pick alternate courses 
to replace the ones you didn't get. 

If courses are full, or if you are unable to contact your advisor after 
trying several times, you can visit the Academic Advising Center to 
find out what courses remain open. At the Center you fill out a 



Drop-Add Card for each course you want Co add and leave Che card aC Che 
Center. you will Chen be added Co Che course provided seaCs remain 
available aC Che Citne Che card Is turned into Che ReglsCrar. 

Keep whatever courses you have as long as you are registered for aC 
lease Cvelve credlCs as Chls Is Che minimum credit load you must carry 
Co be considered a full Clme sCudenC. You may Chen add courses during 
Che Add-Drop Period, which Is Che flrsC Cwo weeks of Che following 
semester All students are encouraged Co carry flfceen credlCs per 

semester. 

After compleClng any of Che above sCeps, you will receive anoCher 
course confirmation card In your mailbox Indicating Che results of your 
second reglsCraClon aCCempC . 

A Note on Seat Availability 

You may have been turned down for a course because the seats were filled 
when your course selections were submitted to the Registrar. The number 
of seats Is determined by each department, the nature of the course, and 
instructional and laboratory resources; it does not mean that the room 
where the course Is being taught will hold only a certain number of 
people . 

Determining Semester Credit Load 

In order to graduate in four years, most full -time students take a Stan- 
dard Credit Load of at least 15 credits a semester to fulfill 120 credits 
necessary for a degree (IS credits x 8 semesters (4 years) - 120 credits). 

If you fall behind in the number of credits you accumulate because you 
withdraw from a class or take a 12-credit semester, you may attend summer 
classes : semester-break classes, night classes, or take an 18-credit semes- 
ter to make up the credits. 

If at any time during the semester you drop below 12-credits, your status 
will change from full-time to part-time and your housing, financial aid, 
health insurance, athletic eligibility, and Dean's List eligibility may be 
jeopardized. 

If you find you might drop below 12 credits, then you should see the Under- 
graduate Dean to discuss your education plans for the future. 

You must also be registered for at least 12 credits if you wish to play a 
varsity sport. All students, including those registered as part-time and 
Continuing Education Students, may participate in the intramural sports 
program. 

Many students who fall behind prefer to Overload for a semester, that is, 
take 18 credits. If you want to take more than 18 credits in one semester 
you must have the approval of the Undergraduate Dean and yoUr faculty 
advisor. 



Hints for Adding and Dropping 

When Adding. 

Find the professor on the first day of classes If possible to show 
you are interested in adding the class. If the professor says you may 
be added, go to the first scheduled meeting of the class and reaffirm 
your Interest. 

When Dropping. 

If you can't locate the professor early in the first week of class- 
es, ask the secretary of that professor's department for a Drop Card. 
Sign the card and fill in your ID number, then ask the secretary to 
leave it on the professor's desk with a polite note asking to be 
dropped from the class. 

Remember. 

By the end of the Add -Drop Period you must be registered for at 
least 12 credits to be considered for a full- time student. Full-time 
or part-time status for the semester Is determined at this point. All 
students are encouraged to take fifteen credits per semester. 

Withdrawing From a Course 

After the two-week Add-Drop period you still have until the midpoint of 
the semester (usually the end of the eighth week of classes) to withdraw 
from a class. 

If you drop a class after the Add-Drop period and before the midpoint of 
the semester, you will have "withdrawn" from the class and will receive a 
grade of "W" for the course. You may take the course again and finish it, 
but the original "W" will remain on your transcript. 

To withdraw, you first fill out a Course Withdrawal Form which you can get 
from the Registrar's Office. Go the the professor from whose course you 
are withdrawing, get his/her signature on the form, have your faculty 
advisor sign it, sign the form yourself, and return it to the Registrar's 
Office. 

Should a withdrawal from a course result in your having to carry less than 
12 credits for the rest of the semester (see Determining Semester Credit 
Load), you should speak with your advisor or department chair, or visit 
the Academic Advising Center before you go through with the withdrawal. 

Hints on Withdrawing 

You may want to consider withdrawing from a course: 

If you are doing poorly and do not want to risk falling or getting a 
low grade. You have to be willing to make up the credits If the with- 
drawal leaves you short of the credits required to graduate . Or.. 



If the time you put Into the course Is affecting the quality of the 
work In your professional or degree- related courses. (Jr.. 

You may consider auditing the remainder of the course after you with- 
draw so you can do better If you plan on retaking It In the future. 
Also, remember that withdrawals can affect financial aid and housing. 

Receiving & Grade of Incomplete 

A professor nay be willing to give you a grade of incomplete (INC. on the 
grade report) if you are unable to finish all the course work before the 
end of the semester. 

Your inability to finish the work must be because you become ill, or have 
an accident or family emergency. In addition, 80 percent of the course 
work must be finished at the time you stop attending class. 

During the first four weeks of the following semester you must make up all 
the classwork and take any exams that you missed while you were gone. The 
professor who gave you the INC. grade will expect you to see him/her as 
soon as you get back to determine what you need to complete the course. 

If you don't make up the work and exams within those first four weeks, you 
will fall the course. 

Retaking a Failed Course 

You may take a course over if you receive a 0.0 on your grade report. 
When you retake a course and receive a passing grade, the 0.0 is lined out 
on your records and the passing grade is recorded. 

If you get a grade higher than a 0.0, you may not take the course again 
for credit. 

It is wise to retake a failed course since the grade you get after retak- 
ing it will be figured into your overall gradepoint average. 

Petitioning For A Grade Change 

If you believe one of your professors or the Registrar made a mistake in 
recording your grade you should approach the professor and bring the error 
to his/her attention. 

If the professor agrees that a mistake has been made, he/she must fill out 
a Grade Change Form at the Registrar's Office, get the signature of 
his/her Department Chairperson and the Undergraduate Dean and return the 
form to the Registrar. 

Should you be in disagreement with a professor about a grade he/she gave 
you, gather all your coursework and other materials the grade was based on 
and approach the professor with your complaint. 

If you cannot resolve the complaint with the professor, approach the pro- 
fessor's Department Chairperson with all your coursework and present your 
argument for a change of grade. You should be able to resolve the situa- 
tion at this point. 



The Undergraduate Dean should be contacted after you have gone through the 
above steps and have not been able to resolve the matter. Present your 
case to the Undergraduate Dean along with your coursework and a copy of 
your professor's grading policy. 

The Grade Change Petition process should be Initiated by you very early In 
the semester, preferably during the first week of classes. 

Auditing a Course 

You may audit a course without being registered for it as long as the 
professor doesn't mind. 

When auditing a course, the professor may or may not require you to do the 
classwork or take exams. Audited courses do not appear on your official 
transcript. 

If you audit a course that you withdrew from or dropped, you may have an 
easier time getting through it if you retake it later for credit. 

Changing your Major 

If you want to change your major you should first speak to the Chairperson 
of the department you are interested In entering and convince him/her of 
your sincerity in changing over to that department. 

If that Chairperson approves of your entering the department, get a Major 
Change Form from the Registrar's Office, bring it to your current faculty 
advisor and current Department Chairperson, and have them both sign It. 
They will arrange to send your records to your new department. 

Next, have the Chairperson of the department you are entering sign the 
form. Your new Department Chairperson will assign you an advisor in your 
new department. Sign the form yourself and return it to the Registrar's 
Office. 

You will now be registered under a new major as they are stated at the 
time you enter the major. 

Some majors (such as Business Administration, Nursing or Communications) 
are much more difficult to transfer Into than others. Contact the appro- 
priate Department Chairperson for specific details. 

Withdrawing From the College 

If your are thinking about leaving school for a semester or permanently, 
the Undergraduate Dean, the Vice President for Student Affairs, or repre- 
sentatives from either the Counseling Center of the A.I.D. Office will be 
glad to offer advice and information about withdrawal. 

Please note that Residence Hall students should contact the Director of 
Residence Life first when contemplating withdrawal so space can be offered 
to a student In need of housing. 



Completing the proper procedures and paper work necessary for withdrawal 
will help you get back Into college with a minimum of difficulty if you 
decide to return. Readralssion, however, is not guaranteed. It is based 
on enrollment at the time you wish to be readmitted. 

Depending upon when you withdraw, your transcripts will note the 
withdrawal in the following manner: 

If you officially withdraw before the end of the Add-Drop period, you will 
receive no grades for the semester. A notation that you withdrew on a 
certain date will be all that Is recorded; 

If you officially withdraw between the end of the Add-Drop period and the 
end of the eighth week of classes you will receive a grade of "U" in all 
your courses (see Withdrawing From a Course); 

If you officially withdraw after the end of the eighth week of classes, 
you will receive a 0.0 in all your courses. This is still better than not 
officially withdrawing; an official withdrawal will look better on your 
record if you decide to return to school sometime in the future. 

Illness, injury , or personal emergency are circumstances that may allow 
you to withdraw from the College after the end of the eighth week of class- 
es without receiving a grade of 0.0 in your courses. If you find you must 
withdraw after the eighth week for one of these reasons, contact the Under- 
graduate Dean as soon as possible. 

If you do not follow the proper procedures for withdrawal, no matter what 
the circumstances are, you will receive a grade of 0.0 in all the courses 
you were taking at the time of withdrawal. Unofficial withdrawal may 
hamper your efforts to return to school, and the grades of 0.0 will remain 
on your permanent record until you retake the failed courses at Fitchburg 
State College. 

Maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress 

Financial Aid recipients and Varsity Sport participants are expected to be 
making "Satisfactory Academic Progress" towards a baccalaureate degree. 

Satisfactory Academic Progress means that you roust take and successfully 
pass at least 24 credits before beginning your third full-time semester at 
Fitchburg State College; 48 credits before you fifth full-time semester; 
and 72 credits before your seventh full-time semester. 

Full-time or part-time status is determined at the end of the Add-Drop 
period. 

Exception to the above policy may be made by obtaining a Petition for 
Waiver Form from the Undergraduate Dean. 



Attending Glasses 

Your professors will explain their attendance policies during the first 
class meeting. Should attendance in any classes have to be verified, the 
professor of the class in question will be asked for proof of your atten- 
dance as he/she Is responsible for keeping track of how often you come to 
class. 

Many professors also refer to their course attendance records when deter- 
mining graces so if you must take a prolonged absence from classes, you 
should place a record of the absence on file in the Student Affairs 
Office. This is only a record of absence not an excused absence. It is 
then your responsibility to notify all your professors about your absence. 

Academic Probation/Suspension 

You will be put on academic probation or suspension if you do not maintain 
an acceptable Semester Average or Cum Average. 

Your Semester Average and Cum Average are determined after your professors 
submit your semester grades to the Registrar. Your Semester Average Is 
calculated by averaging these grades together. 

Your Cum Average is then calculated by averaging your new grades with your 
grades from past semesters. Your Semester Average and Cum Average are 
printed near the bottom of your grade report (see sample). 

An acceptable Semester Average or Cum Average depends on your class rank 
which in turn is determined by the total number of credits you have 
earned. Your total credits are labelled "Cum Cr Pas" on your grade report 
and are printed between your Semester Average and Cum Average. 



Total Credits Earned 


Class Rank 


- 29 
30 - 59 
60 - 89 
90+ 


Freshman 
Sophomore 
Junior 
Senior 



If, for instance., your grade report shows you have earned 29 or fewer 
credits then you are considered to be a Freshman. The acceptable Semester 
Average and Cum Average you must obtain as a Freshman is 1.6. If either 
your Semester Average or Cum Average fall below 1.6 you will be put on 
academic probation for the following semester. 

If you do not achieve a Semester Average above 1.6 or raise your Cum Aver- 
age above 1.6 by the end of the semester during which you are on proba- 
tion, you will be suspended from the College. 



The same conditions apply If you are considered a Sophomore, Junior or 
Senior, except that the minimum acceptable Semester Average and Cum Aver- 
age you must achieve is higher: 



Class 


Minimum Acceptable 
Semester Ave. and Cum Average 


Freshman 
Sophomore 
Junior 
Senior 


1.6 
1.8 
2.0 
2.0 



You will be suspended if you fall to achieve the minimum acceptable aver- 
age for two semesters In a row. 

If you are suspended you will have to wait two semesters before appealing 
to the Undergraduate Dean for readmlsslon. 

During the two semesters you are away from the College, you should consid- 
er taking courses and doing satisfactory work at another Institution to 
make up for the courses you failed at Fltchburg State College. If you do 
not attend another Institution while you are away, then you will be expect- 
ed to retake the failed course, If possible, upon your return to Fltchburg 
State College. 

If you are readmitted you will automatically be placed on academic proba- 
tion. If you fail to achieve a satisfactory Semester Average for the 
first semester after readmlsslon, you will be permanently dismissed from 
the College. 



If you fail to raise your Cum Average (which includes the grades you 
earned before suspension) satisfactorily within one semester after 
readmlsslon, you will be permanently dismissed from the College. 



Hammond 
Building 



HAMMOND BUILDING 



The Library 

Robert Frost once defined home as the place where, when you go there 
they have to take you In. This same concept of an extended welcome 

could also be applied to your college library, the primary function of 
which is to help students locate information and learn basic research 
skills. 

When you come to the library you will be given information concerning 
hours of service, rules for borrowing books, periodicals, and microfilms 
that will be used for your courses. Most important of all, you will have 
a chance to meet some very friendly people who enjoy working with students 
and are trained to provide assistance. 

Campus Center 

The hub of student activity on campus is the Campus Center which, along 
with the library, makes up the Hammond Building. If you want to know what 
contests, trips , parties, or athletic events are happening, the Campus 
Center is where you find out. 

Life In the Lobby 

The ground-floor lobby of the Campus Center, G-Lobby, is a casual student 
information center where you may see a videotape or posters promoting a 
Jazz musician performing on campus, or hear an announcement from the radio 
station about a free bus going to an away hockey game, or receive a 
handbill about a Hawaiian luau party in the Pub. 

You can also see a holiday crafts display, or displays of furniture 
constructed by Industrial Science students. Occasionally G-Lobby is 
turned into a mini -theater housing comedians, dancers, or singers; often 
it borders on hilarity with brownie eating contests as the order of 
the day. 

Many of these campus cultural highlights are run by the Programs Committee 
which has its office in the lower level of the Campus Center beyond the 
Pub. You are welcome to become as involved as you like with the Programs 
Committee - doing just about anything you wish. 

You may help schedule rock bands for Pub or Gym parties by joining the 
Special Events Committee, oversee cultural performances and displays on 
the Performing Arts or Fine Arts Committee, or you can be a part of the 
committee in charge of showing free films for FSC students in the Campus 
Center Cinema next to the bank In G-Lobby. 

In addition, the Campus Center Resource Office (CCRO) prints both a semes- 
ter and weekly calendar of events so you're never in the dark about what's 
going on around campus. The CCRO works with the Programs Committee and 
the Students Affairs Office to provide a wide range of performing arts, 



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films, and special events. The CCRO believes 50 percent of your education 
takes place outside of the classroom and offers student groups information 
about budgeting, cash handling, alcohol awareness. They are located in 
the Campus Center Office. 

Within the Campus Center are the following services. Together they help 
the Campus Center become a unique, convenient place to make the most of 
your days at Fitchburg State. 

The Information Desk 

This is the main switchboard of the College; it's located outside the 
library entrance. You can visit or call the Information Desk at Ext. 3155 
to find out what school -sponsored events are scheduled or where staff and 
faculty on campus can be found. For information about faculty absences or 
school cancellations call (617)DIAL999 for a recorded message. 

The Information Desk is also where you go for lost and found, jumper ca- 
bles, and it is where you can pick up the semester and weekly Campus Cen- 
ter Calendars or use the on-campus courtesy phone. 

If you have a question about anything having to do with FSC, call the 
Information Desk, the person working will find someone who can help you 
out. 

The Art Gallery 

Three displays of various kinds of artwork are featured at the Art Gallery 
each semester. The entrance to the Art Gallery is a stone's throw to the 
right of the Information Desk. 

Past displays have featured such acclaimed artists and photographers as 
Miro, Picasso, Adams, and Rothstein as well as many regional artists. 
Students and faculty may also have work from their photography, graphics 
and art classes on show at the end of Spring semester, giving the college 
community a chance to witness the innovative, combined talents of FSC. 

The Bookstore 

Textbooks for your classes are on sale at the bookstore; graphic supplies, 
magazines and daily newspapers, clothing with different FSC logos, 
munchles, sundries, and many other items are also available. You will 
find an extensive trade book section, class rings on sale and your used 
books may be bought back during the final exam periods in December and 
May. If the Bookstore doesn't have something you need, the manager may be 
able to order it for you. 

The Post Office 

You are given a new mailbox at the Post Office every September which you 
can use as your mailing address at the College. It is often safer if you 
live in an off-campus apartment to have your mail delivered to your Campus 
Center mailbox. On-campus mail (notes from a friend, memos from profes- 
sors, financial aid notices, etc.) will also go to your mailbox. 



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Although checking your mailbox everyday can be a drag unless you subscribe 
to a daily newspaper or have a devoted friend who writes all the time, you 
should open it once in a while to see if there's any news from Financial 
Aid, lost and found, your advisor, money from home, etc. 

The Games Room 

Pool tables, ping pong, pinball machines, video games and board games are 
available for any student to play in the Games Room. You can also borrow 
backpacks, canoes, cross country skies, and other recreational equipment 
for free Just be leaving your student ID with the Games Room attendant. 

Tournaments are also held in the Games Room for sharpshooters and king- 
pingers. 

First Service Bank 

You are welcome to open a handy savings or checking account at FSB. An 
Instant Teller machine and low interest student loans are among the many 
services the bank offers for your convenience. The bank hours are 9-4 
weekdays and the Instant Teller is open whenever the Campus Center is. In 
the lower level of the Campus Center, below G- Lobby, are the Commuter's 
Cafe, the Union Stop Pub and the Crafts Center. 

Commuter's Cafe 

The Commuter's Cafe Is not Just for commuters but for anyone wishing to 
have breakfast or lunch during the week. The cafe offers hot and cold 
meals, a salad bar, soups and sandwiches at reasonable prices. During the 
evening the sub shop is open serving subs and pizza. 

A spacious dining area with a T.V. and piano lounge adjoins the cafe. 
Here, commuting students from nearby towns often meet on-campus students 
and students living in the college neighborhood. The dining area remains 
open at night and is a pleasant alternative to the library for studying 
and having informal meetings and study groups. 

The Union Stop Pub 

Most nights the Union Stop serves beer and wine for upperclassmen. Pop- 
corn and a large screen T.V. help create a speakeasy setting where you can 
socialize, watch Monday Night Football or Dynasty. All ages are welcome 
on weekends. 

The following is a list of Union Stop rules: 

Only those persons over Che Massachusetts drinking age may be admitted 
to the Pub when alcohol is being sold. 

Proper identification is necessary for admittance. All students must 
show an FSC College ID and a Massachusetts driver's license or Registry 
Card. All guests must show a Massachusetts driver's license or Regis- 

try alcohol ID. 



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Employees of the Pub may, at their discretion, refuse service to 
persons who appear intoxicated or whose behavior disturbs other Pub 
patrons. Offenders may be asked to leave in both cases. 

The Crafts Center 

You may use up $3.00 worth of free craft supplies each semester in the 
Crafts Center, There are potters wheels, clay and a kiln, silkscreening 
supplies, paints and an attendant on duty to help you create your own Mona 
Lisa. 

The Crafts Center is proud to offer a wide variety of workshops such as 
calligraphy, painting and batiking. 

The Crafts Center is open seven days a week while school is in session. 
Consult the Information Desk for hours of operation. 

Bits and Pieces 

Several large meeting rooms off of G-Lobby are used for various lectures 
and events. There are student offices on the lower level for the Strobe 
(newspaper), the Saxifrage (yearbook), Student Government, Outing Club, 
and Programs Committee. 

Vending machines , lockers , change machines , and pay phones are found 
throughout the Campus Center. All Campus Center facilities are equipped 
for handicapped access. 



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Student 
Organizations 



STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS 



Introduction 

As a student organization member not only do you meet other people who 
have similar Interests and tastes as you, you also gain experience In 
leadership, diplomacy, socialization, and planning skills which will help 
you throughout your academic and social life while you are In college and 
after you graduate. 

Student organizations are open for you and all other students at FSC to 
join. All that is asked is that you contribute ideas and a little of your 
spare time. You may do this by helping plan or staff the activities of 
the student group you become involved with. 

Some organizations may have officers appointed by Student Government, but 
membership is still open to all students. Fraternities and sororities ask 
that you participate In pledging before becoming an official member. 

FSC student organization members are open-minded and enjoy meeting differ- 
ent people with new ideas. A steady input of fresh ideas is what keeps a 
student organization vibrant. 

Accounting Society 

The Accounting Society is designed to satisfy the specific needs and inter- 
ests of accounting students. By hosting speakers, attending meetings of 
national organizations, going on plant tours, and working in cooperation 
with both the public and private sectors of the business community, we 
hope to gain a realistic version of the problems, objectives, policies, 
and procedures associated with the accounting profession. 

ABC (Associated Builders and Contractors) 

The "ABC" at Fitchburg State is a student chapter of the professional ABC 
organization. The organization is open to all who wish to further their 
knowledge of the construction field. Members meet actual company owners 
and executives at monthly dinner meetings. Site visitations, field trips, 
lectures and guest speakers help the members get professional experience 
in the business and technical aspects of the construction industry. 
Scholarships for construction majors, excellent job opportunities, and 
professional Involvement are just some of the benefits the "ABC" offers. 
Anyone wishing to be a member should contact student advisor Mr. Andrews. 

Band 

The band is open to all FSC students on all levels of ability. During the 
year the FSC Band performs at an Intercollegiate Band Festival, a Win- 
ter/Holiday Concert, a Spring concert at Salem State College, the Spring 
Honors Convocation, a Spring Concert at FSC and Commencement. 



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The Band also plans an annual Spring Tour which brings members to a major 
city such as New York, Montreal, Philadelphia or Washington, D.C. When on 
tour, students represent FSC by performing concerts and acting as diplo- 
mats on their visits to the historical and cultural sights of the host 
city. 

Booster Club 

The FRIENDS OF THE FALCONS Booster Club provides a strong body of support 
and financial assistance for intercollegiate athletics at Fitchburg State 
College. 

Membership is welcomed and encouraged from the student body, alumni, col- 
lege community, and parents of FSC students who have similar goals. 

Chorus (Choral Arts) 

The Chorus performs one concert per semester for the benefit of the col- 
lege community. It also accepts several other singing engagements within 
the surrounding community. 

Computer Science Club 

Don't become terminally ill! The Computer Science Club can help you sur- 
vive those bugs in life. 

Integrate yourself with other students having the same interests. Club 
members interact closely with professors, providing for that smooth 
transition from college to the real world. Films, lectures, workshops, 
off -campus excursions, and good times encourage a solid base of knowledge 
that computer scientists should have. Anyone with an interest in comput- 
ers is welcome. 

Commuters Board 

The Commuter's Board is part of SGA and is a representative body for those 
who live off-campus in the college neighborhood or those who commute from 
nearby towns. In addition, the Board provides information on renter's 
rights, encourages community relations, and will act on any problem or 
need brought to its attention. 

Cultural Society 

The purpose of the Cultural Society is to provide interaction between 
various groups of students at Fitchburg State College. 

Dane in' 

Dancin' is a student-run organization coordinated by a professional dancer 
and member of the Physical Education department. 

The club consists of a group of volunteer students who like to dance. 
Each week, the club meets and dances to popular and classical music. The 
club offers tap, ballet, Jazz and aerobic styles. At the close of the 
school year, the club presents an electrifying performance. If you like 
to dance, this is the perfect organization to Join. Beginners are 
welcome . 

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Early Childhood Club 

The Early Childhood Club provides an opportunity for students to become 
actively involved in their major. Workshops and activities are provided 
by the club. It's a fun club - come and see! 

Elementary Education Club 

A great way of getting your foot in the door of the education profession 
is by joining the Elementary Education Club. You'll be working with teach- 
ers, professors, and other college students - not to mention the kids at 
McKay. We offer "Teacher Swap Shops", student teaching seminars, speak- 
ers, etc., to prepare members for education careers. Ue are also proud to 
be a major part of the annual R.I.F. fundraising program at McKay. 

Esoteric Society 

The objectives of the Esoteric Society are to foster greater brotherhood 
among its members; to develop men of strong character who will accept the 
professional responsibilities of leadership in the college, community, and 
life in general; to participate in intramural sports and other social 
organizations on this campus, and to create a more cosmopolitan attitude 
toward the administration, faculty and the students of this college. 

FitchPIRG (MASSPIRG at F.S.C.) 
Massachusetts Public Interest Research Group 

Too often students feel powerless and separate from society. MASSPIRG 
students get involved in consumer and environmental issues that affect us 
all: toxic waste, voter registration, protection from ripoffs, and other 
Issues. Students at 30 colleges participate by providing time, energy, 
and funding to run MASSPIRG. Working with a staff of professionals, we 
can turn our ideas into action and dispel the myth of student apathy. 

Office: Hammond B-22 
Campus Mail: Box 1047 

Geography Club 

The purpose of the Geography Club is to spread awareness of geography 
through the student body with speakers from the field, familiarizing 
geography majors with opportunities for graduate study and/or employment, 
and planning and financing field trips and conferences in geography. 

Human Services Club 

The purpose of the Human Services Club is to help develop a further Inter- 
est in the field of Human Services; also our hope is to make our services 
available to Fitchburg State College and the surrounding communities, and 
to provide an opportunity for interaction among the faculty, students and 
the community. 

Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship 

Inter-Varsity? Is that a sports club? No, it is an interdenominational 
Christian group for everyone of any religious background. It is a group 



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of primarily students who gather together for fellowship (singing, talk- 
ing, laughing), Bible study and worship. It's a place to come and investi- 
gate the validity of the Bibl'2 and the claims of Jesus Christ. The warmth 
and caring which exist are only two reasons why you should look into this 
group. A third is because we are rich - rich in our Love for God. We 
invite you to share in this wealth, a wealth which grows as we grow and Is 
everlasting. 

Karate Club 

Karate is an age-old art that not only teaches you about self defense, but 
also inspires confidence in your own abilities. Shotokan Karate is an 
excellent exercise program for males or females to get into top physical 
condition. Instruction is by registered Black Belts. Beginners are wel- 
come each semester. 

Medical Technology Club 

The purposes of this association are to provide Medical Technology stu- 
dents with an insight into their chosen field and to keep students on top 
of the developments concerning Medical Technology which occur on campus, 
in the clinical laboratory, and elsewhere. The club is also an outlet for 
students to take part in non-academic activities, bring students closer to 
each other and to faculty members on a social level as well as an academic 
level. This becomes a part of life upon entering an Institution of higher 
education. 

NEASYLONS 
Phi Omega Psi 

The NEASYLON Society is always seeking new ways to bring F.S.C. students 
together. 

Twice a month we offer new and inviting entertainment at J.R.'s which is 
open to both students and the public. Our Daytona Beach trip, which takes 
place during Spring Break, is one of the best vacations available at the 
lowest prices. In the past, we have been involved in, and will continue 
to sponsor, such activities as the Alumni Telethon, Alumni Weekend, and 
the Alumni Reunion. In affiliation with the Newman Center we have promot- 
ed such events as Crop Day, Care Day, and Care and Share Day. 

The NEASYLON Society is currently raising funds for such charitable orga- 
nizations as Rosie's Place. 

Newman Association 

The Newman Association is open to all students, contributes to campus 
unity and spirit through social activities, service to others, and by 
helping raise awareness about social justice issues. 

Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month. For further infor- 
mation, please contact the Newman Center at 345-2688. 



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Nursing Honor Society 
Epsllon Beta Chapter 
Sigma Theta Tau, Inc. 

The purpose of this society is to recognize superior achievement; recog- 
nize the development of leadership qualities; foster high professional 
standards . 

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity 
Mu Alpha Chapter 

The object of this chapter is to advance the ideals of Brotherhood, Ser- 
vice, Education and Scholarship, Black appreciation. Black awareness, and 
development of Black culture, Black professionalism, and to foster such 
programs as may be necessary to achieve these objectives. 

Philodemic Society 

The aims of the Philodemic Society are to develop greater school spirit 
through participating in work, sports, and all social affairs, and to 
cooperate with civic welfare groups. 

Psi Chi 

The "Psi Chi" is the National Honor Society in Psychology , founded in 1929 
for the purpose of encouraging, stimulating, and maintaining excellence in 
scholarship and advancing the science of psychology. Membership is open 
to graduate and undergraduate men and women who are making the study of 
psychology one of their major interests and who meet the minimum qualifica- 
tions. Psi Chi is an affiliate of the American Psychological Association 
and a member of the Association of College Honor Societies. 

Saxifrage 

The Saxifrag e Yearbook welcomes student photographers, writers. Illustra- 
tors, designers, and editors of any class to help record the events of the 
school year. Your contributions to the Saxifrag e will provide you with 
portfolio material in professional, permanent form. Our motto is... "The 
yearbook is for everyone!" 

Hammond Building, Lower Level, Room B-14 

Scrimshaw 

If you lean toward the creative side of writing, poetry, drawing, or pho- 
tography. Scrimshaw . FSC's literary magazine is for you. 

The Scrimshaw is a professionally-produced publication displaying the 
collective imagination of FSC. Contributions usually must be In by the 
end of the Fall semester and it is published in the Spring. Editorial 
positions are available through Student Government. 

See H. Obermeyer, Conlon Arts Building, Room 319 
or J. McCrall, Miller Hall, Room 21 



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Shotokan Club 

Shotokan is a Japanese style of Karate. Classes are taught by George 
Noone, a second degree black belt from the North American Karate Federa- 
tion. Classes generally meet on Monday and Wednesday nights from 6:30 - 
9:00 p.m. in the recreation room of Herlihy Hall. Wear something comfort- 
able and come down! 

Club activities include attending training sessions given by the NAKF, and 
one tournament every semester (entering is voluntary) , followed by a 
year-end banquet. Promotion testing is given at the end of every semester 
for those who feel ready. Club dues are considerably less than for 
commercial Karate schools. Beginners are welcome. 

Sociology Club 

The purpose of the Sociology Club is to promote interest in the field of 
Sociology, encourage individual growth, and offer an opportunity for inter- 
action between faculty, students, and the college community as a whole. 

Special Education Club 

The Special Education Club offers many opportunities for college students 
to become involved in working with exceptional children and adults. Volun- 
teers needed in many areas. A very active club. 

The Strobe 

At The Strobe we like to think that there's no business like Strobe busi- 
ness. The Strobe is Fitchburg State College's weekly student newspaper, 
written, designed and managed by students. The Strobe 's goal is to 
inform, entertain and persuade its readers. All students, both part and 
full-time, are encouraged to submit material for publication. Joining The 
Strobe staff is a good way to gain practical journalism experience. Only 
full-time undergraduate FSC students are eligible for staff editor 
positions . 

Campus Center, Lower Level, Room BC-17 (Just past the commuter's cafe) 

Townhouse Board of Governors 

The main goal of the Townhouse Board of Governors is to unite residents 
and to help them have parties, host barbecues, and hold softball games. 
The B.O.G. makes suggestions to Student Government and administrators for 
the purposes of improving the on-campus experience in the unique, 
family-style townhouses. 

Volleyball Club 

Have you ever thought about what college students do on a Thursday night 
besides party? Well, many people party In the gym by playing volleyball. 
This club is open to both men and women who enjoy playing volleyball. You 
don't have to be great at the sport, Just knowing how to hit the ball and 
how to have a good time will ensure that you enjoy yourself. 

Most meetings are held on Thursday nights but times and days may vary. 
Check out the Volleyball Club, it's a great way to meet people. 

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WXPL 

WXPL is the student-run radio station at Fltchburg State College. 
Complete with sophisticated broadcasting equipment and an extensive album 
library, WXPL broadcasts on FM radio at 91.3 FM. 

All students are encouraged to visit the WXPL studios and become active 
members of one of the most exciting organizations on the Fltchburg State 
Campus. Once a member, students can audition for air time, or become 
involved with one of the many behind-the-scenes aspects of the station 
such as production, programming and music, or join one of the departments 
such as business, public relations or underwriting. 

Hammond Building, 3rd Floor, Rooms 315-317 



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College 
Governance 



COLLEGE GOVERNANCE 



All College Committee 

The All College Committee (ACC) offers you the opportunity to participate 
in making the rules that: 

Govern student conduct; Determine academic progress and graduation 
standards; and Develop and change curriculum. 

The ACC Is composed of three students, five faculty members, and three 
administrators. You may apply to serve on ACC by contacting the Student 
Government Association. As a student member, you share equal voting power 
with faculty and administrative members in forwarding recommendations to 
the President. 

Through SGA you may also apply for a position on one of the following ACC 
Standing Committees: 

Academic Policies; Curriculum; Student Affairs; Long-Range Planning 

All matters coming before the ACC are referred for preliminary discussion 
and vote to these subcommittees. 

The All College Committee usually meets the first Wednesday of the month 
during the Academic year. The Standing Committees usually meet on the 
third Wednesday of the month. You are encouraged to participate either as 
an appointed voting member, or as an observer, since all meetings are open 
to everyone. 

You may bring a proposal before the ACC yourself or as part of a recog- 
nized student group. Proposals may also be brought before the council by 
any member of the staff, faculty, or administration. 

Student Government Association 

SGA Office, Hammond Building, Lower level, Room B-16 

The Student Government Association includes all full-time students at 
Fitchburg State College. 

The Student Government Association Council includes an Executive 
Board, officers and representatives from each class, officers from each 
residence hall and a Commuter's Board. 

The Executive Board conducts SGA Council meetings which are held every 
Tuesday evening during the semester in Room G-04 of the Campus Center, 
distributes the SGA budget (funded by the student activity fee you pay 
along with your tuition) and oversees and supports the activities of 
campus student organizations. Executive Board positions include 
President, Vice President, Treasurer, Assistant Treasurer, Secretary, 
Public Information Officer, and Student Trustee. 



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Each class has a President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, and four 
Representatives to plan fundraising activities and host special events. 
The Senior Class organizes Senior Week at the end of Spring Semester, for 
example. 

Each Residence Hall has a President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secre- 
tary to sponsor hall activities, budget residence hall dues, and make 
policy recommendations. If you have concerns about the quality of 
on-campus living, speak to your floor or suite representative or a 
residence hall officer. 

The Commuter's Board has six positions: President, Vice President, and 
one representative from each of the four classes. The Commuter's Board is 
your SGA representative body if you live off-campus in the college neigh- 
borhood or if you commute from nearby towns. In addition, the Board pro- 
vides you with information on renter's rights, encourages community rela- 
tions and will act on any problem or need you bring to their attention. 

All SGA Council members have voting power except for the Treasurer and 
Secretary of each class and residence hall. 

SGA Council Meetings 

The Tuesday night Council meetings are run formally, based on Parliamenta- 
ry Procedure. If, as an organization member, you want to appeal to the 
Council for additional funding, or if you want to speak to them as a 
group, you would be wise to pick up a copy of Robert's Rules of Parliamen- 
tary Procedure in the SGA office and look it over. 

Generally, you may sit in the gallery and speak at an SGA meeting after 
three Council members speak on an issue. Knowledge of how the meetings 
are run will benefit your understanding of the proceedings and help you to 
speak at strategic points during Council discussion. 

If you've read this far, then you probably have more than a passing inter- 
est in student government and might want to consider running for an 
office. Many Council members run for re-election unopposed during the 
Spring Elections (Freshman elections are held in the Fall) and because 
they are easily re-elected year after year the elections become dull and 
uneventful. 

Some positions on the ballot don't even have nominees! So even if you 
campaign or just to spice up the elections and get the incumbents nervous, 
you'll become more knowledgeable about democracy and self -governance wheth- 
er you win or lose. 



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Athletics 

























ATHLETICS 



Anthony Building, Ext. 3314 

Introduction 

The Department of Athletics at Fltchburg State College, supported by an 
athletic fee, offers you the opportunity to participate In activities at 
the varsity, Intramural, and recreational level In order to develop your- 
self as a person first, a student second, an athlete third, and as a cham- 
pion fourth. 

Intercollegiate 

The men's programs include competition in cross-country, indoor track, 
spring track and field, football, soccer, tennis, basketball, Ice hockey 
and baseball. The women's programs consist of teams In cross country, 
indoor track, spring track and field, field hockey, tennis, volleyball, 
basketball and Softball. These sports have enjoyed national and regional 
recognition as highly competitive NCAA Division III teams. 

Many student-athletes have been recognized for their athletic achievements 
being named to various All -American and All -New England teams. In addi- 
tion, FSC is a member of 10 Intercollegiate athletic associations which 
entitles successful Fltchburg teams to participate In tournament and cham- 
pionship play at the Division III level. 

If you are Interested in joining one of the athletic teams listed above 
watch for notices around campus about pre-season team meetings where you 
can talk to coaches. You may also visit the Athletic Office where Athlet- 
ic Director Elizabeth Kruczek and her staff always welcome new members to 
the Falcon family of athletes. 

Intramurals 

An active intramural program offers the opportunity for you to participate 
in a wide range of sports in an atmosphere that stresses sportsmanship, 
fun, and enjoyment. Team and individual competition is offered in such 
sports as volleyball, basketball, bowling, ice/street hockey, football, 
soccer, and ultimate frisbee. If you are interested in forming a team, 
rosters can be obtained at the intramural office (Anthony Building). The 
roster should be filled out and returned to the office before the sched- 
uled deadline. 

Recreation 

Recreational activities are provided to all students by recommendations 
made to the Women's Athletic Association and Men's Intramural Board. 
These organizations are responsible for such activities as ice/roller 
skating parties, splash parties, tennis and badminton tournaments, racquet- 
ball nights, broom hockey, cross-country skiing and many other sporting 
events. Open gym and open weight room time Is also available throughout 
the week for you to use when a break from studying Is needed. 



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The Women's Athletic Association and the Men's Intramural Board 

Intramurals and Recreational Activities are held under the auspices of the 
Women's Athletic Association (WAA) and the Men's Intramural Board (MIB) . 
As students at Fitchburg State College you are automatically a member of 
the respective Association/Board. Elections for officers are held each 
April. 

Facilities 

Parkinson Gymnasium contains the weight room for training and conditioning 
purposes and the office of the certified Athletic Trainer, Outdoor facili- 
ties for the athletic programs, located at the Robert G, Elliot Complex on 
Pearl Hill Road, include fields for soccer, football, field hockey, base- 
ball and intramurals. Also available is a chem-turf track, tennis courts, 
and outdoor basketball courts which double as ice skating rinks during the 
winter season. 

At McKay campus school, the gymnasium is utilized for intramural activi- 
ties and on the grounds is our new varsity Softball diamond. All ice 
programs are held at the George Wallace Civic Center. The offices of the 
Department of Athletics are housed in the Anthony Building on the main 
campus directly across from Campus Security. 

Athletic Eligibility 

To play on an athletic team you must make "satisfactory progress towards a 

baccalaureate degree". This is explained in the section "Maintaining 

Satisfactory Academic Progress" in the Academic Policies chapter of this 
handbook. 



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Support 
Services 



SUPPORT PROGRAMS AND SERVICES 



Introduction 

Fitchburg State College Is a lot more than students and professors. There 
are services on campus that assist you in finding work after graduation, 
in ironing out any stressful situations you may encounter, and in disci- 
plining yourself to do better in your classes. 

These are support programs and services; they are some of the most vital 
gear in the well-oiled FSC machine. Help yourself to what they have to 



offer, after all, you deserve the best I 



Academic Advising Center 

Thompson Hall, 1st floor, Room 115, Ext. 



3321 



The purpose of the Academic Advising Center is to help you with academical- 
ly related problems for which you see no clear or obvious solution. You 
are invited to interpret the phrase "academically related problems" howev- 
er you wish. For example, you may seek advising in one of the following 
areas: 

Change of Major; Academic Probation; Career Exploration; Selection of a 
Major (for Undeclared Students); Special Problems for Older Students 



Members 
Center. 



of the teaching faculty serve as advisors at the Academic Advising 



Alumni Office 

Hammond Building, 2nd Floor (next to the Art Gallery) 

The Fitchburg State College Alumni Association has a dynamic and active 
organization on campus sponsoring such programs as merit and need-based 
student scholarships, group travel and insurance programs, regional alumni 
clubs, annual fund-raising telethons and the yearly reunion weekend. 

The Association, comprised of over 18,000 alumni, sponsors an on-campus 
chapter of the nationally acclaimed "Student Alumni Association/Student 
Foundation". As a member of SAA, as it is known on campus, students are 
given the opportunity to become directly involved in the design and plan- 
ning of alumni friend- raising and fund-raising activities. As a current 
student you are encouraged to become active in the Alumni Association now, 
in preparation for your postgraduate involvement. FSC Alumni Association 
Calendar (as of January 6, 1988): 



October 14, 


15 & 16 


Alumni Reunion Weekend 

Days and Evenings , On Campus 


October 16 


November 17 


Annual Fall Alumni Telethon 
6:00 - 9:30 p.m., Alumni Office 


December 30 


- January 1 


New Years Eve in Montreal 

Buses leave campus on Friday morning, 

December 30 at 7:30 a.m. 



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Public Safety 

DuPont Building, Quad Entrance, Ext. 3111 

The Campus Security Department is responsible for the safety and security 
of the college community. The Department is dedicated to protecting the 
life and property of you and your fellow students, and the prevention and 
detection of crime. 

As members of the college community, Campus Security is working to make 
Fitchburg State College a safer college community, and services the Campus 
with pride, courtesy, and professionalism. Campus Security wants you to 
be aware of these regulations if you own a car: 

All parking facilities at Fitchburg State College are regulated by 
authorized identification stickers available at the Campus Security 
Office. 

Overnight parking for students is restricted to students whose curricu- 
lum require travel to nursing, teaching, or internship assignments. 

Overnight parking is banned on all City streets from December 1st to 
April 1st, or if a snow storm of 3 inches or more occurs prior to Decem- 
ber 1st or after April 1st. 

Career Services Center 

Hammond Building, 3rd Floor, Room 313, Ext. 3151 

The Career Services Center offers a variety of services to assist you In 
exploring career options and successfully locating employment opportuni- 
ties. The Center can help you with career issues throughout your four 
years at FSC, from choosing a major in your early years to preparing for 
professional interviews in your senior year. 

Among the services the Center provides are: Individual career counseling 
appointments, vocational testing, seminars and workshops on career plan- 
ning and job search strategies, and resume and interviewing critiques. 
SIGI PLUS, a computerized career exploration system, is available for your 
use. You may set-up a credentials file to store your professional refer- 
ences. Seniors may participate In the on-campus interviewing program. 

The CSC JOB BULLETIN is published biweekly and lists current full-time 
professional Job vacancies. Part-time jobs are posted on the bulletin 
board between G-Lobby and the Bookstore. THE EDGE, the monthly Career 
Services newsletter, publishes articles and updates on career issues and 
is your guide to the dates and times of Career Services programs. 

Within the Center is housed the Career Resource Library, an extensive 
collection of career information. Materials in the Library include many 
books and pamphlets describing a career in general or a particular occupa- 
tion, company and organizational directories, graduate school guides, 
business magazines, and information on salary and hiring trends. Free 
handouts and magazines on a variety of topics including writing resumes 
are always available. The Alumni Network databank, which provides you 
with the opportunity to contact professionals working in a particular 
field, is housed in the Resource Library. Whether you are Just starting 



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to explore a possible career, or want more Information on options within 
your chosen field, or are doing background research on a particular organi- 
zation, the Career Resource Library will have materials to help you. 

Several national programs of standardized testing are administered through 
the Center: Graduate Record Examinations, National Teacher's Exam, Medi- 
cal College Admissions Test, the Millers Analogies Test, and the College 
Level Examination Program (CLEP/DANTES) . The CLEP/DANTES program allows 
you to earn college credit for successful completion of subject examina- 
tions . 

The Career Services Center is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. weekdays 
and is open to all FSC students and alumni. 

Counseling Services 

Hammond Building, 3rd Floor, Room 313, Ext. 3152 

Here at Fitchburg State College there is no need to feel alone, with no 
one to talk to if you have a problem. Students come to Counseling Servic- 
es with many kinds of problems, small and large. The stress of working 
and attending school, the breakup of a relationship, sleep difficulties, 
general discontent, anxiety before tests, roommate or family troubles are 
some of the issues that cause students to seek help. Students also seek 
counseling with such problems as past sexual abuse, alcohol or drug abuse, 
and date rape. We do not think any problem is too trivial to talk over 
for at least an hour, and we can offer professional help with more serious 
difficulties as well. All of our services are available at no cost to 
you. 

Full-time professional psychotherapists are available to meet with you 
either through a regularly scheduled appointment, or, in case of emergen- 
cy, almost immediately. Students can be seen individually, as a couple, 
or occasionally as a group. On- going topical workshops, such as assertive 
training, are also scheduled each semester. Off campus referrals can be 
arranged for students needing or preferring that mode of treatment. Addi- 
tionally, the emergency room and mental health facilities of Burbank Hospi- 
tal are available at all times. 

Through the efforts of its staff, Counseling Services offers an accepting 
atmosphere where you can raise issues, concerns, or questions without 
Judgment and where you can expect help in an appropriate and confidential 
manner. 

Services for Students with Disabilities 
DuPont Building, Ext. 3115, Facilities; also, 
Ext. 3130, Student Affairs; and, 
Ext. 3167, Academic Affairs 

Services for students with disabilities are provided in a variety of ar- 
eas, including Facilities, Academic Affairs, and Student Affairs. All of 
these areas may respond to address the specific needs of students with 
disabilities. The Section 504 (of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973) Compli- 
ance Officer is also directly involved in eliminating physical barriers to 
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Students with physical or sensory disabilities frequently find that they 
need notetakers, elevator keys, or to have their classes moved to more 
convenient locations. Students with learning disabilities often require 
alternate testing arrangements, additional time to complete assignments, 
etc. When these needs are communicated to college officials, all affected 
administrative areas cooperate actively to accommodate the student needs 
as well as to plan similar accommodations for the future. Students with 
disabilities are strongly encouraged to arrange a preorientation interview 
with Disabled Student Services so that all necessary accommodations may be 
in place before classes begin. 

Fitchburg State College is committed to promoting awareness and respect 
for the rights and aspirations of all members of the college community, as 
well as the full involvement of everyone in the life and activities of the 
college. Services for students with disabilities are designed to assist 
students with specific needs in their efforts to become involved and ac- 
tive members of the college community. 

Financial Aid Office 

Sanders Building, Lower Level, Ext. 3156, 3157 

Fitchburg State College administers and coordinates a variety of financial 
aid programs. You should begin application procedures well in advance of 
the term for which you are seeking assistance and should observe the dead- 
line for the various programs for which you plan to apply. 

If you are interested in specific programs or if you wish to seek specific 
or updated information, you should consult the Financial Aid Office as 
early as possible fcr assistance in your financial aid planning. 

To remain eligible for financial aid you must make "satisfactory progress 
toward a baccalaureate degree". This is explained in the section "Main- 
taining Satisfactory Academic Progress" in the Academic Policies chapter 
of this handbook. 

Your Food Service 

The Food Service at Fitchburg State College is provided by Daka (Dining 
and Kitchen Administration). Our goals and objectives are to provide an 
outstanding food service to all, with high quality food and good service 
in a clean and pleasant environment. 



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We offer a variety of services for you to choose from: 



The Holmes Dining Hall 


Monday to Friday 

Hot Breakfast 7:00 - 9:15 a.m. 
Continental Style 9:15 - 10:00 a.m. 
Lunch 11:30 - 1:45 p.m. 
Dinner 4:30 - 6:15 p.m. 

Saturday and Sunday 

Brunch 11:00 - 1:00 p.m. 
Dinner 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. 


The Campus Center Cafeteria 
"Commuter's Cafe" 


Monday to Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 


The Falcon Pizza Shop 


Sunday to Thursday, 4:00 - 10:30 p.m. 


The Vending Machine Program 


Over 50 assorted machines 
throughout the campus 



Meal Plans - These may be purchased through the business office. There 
are two offered at this time - one 7 -Day Plan and one 5 -Day Lunch Only. 

Student "In Put" - We encourage all students to take an active part in 
our food service, from serving on the Food Service Committee to student 
employment or just a one -on-one discussion with the Food Service Direc- 
tor. 

Food Service Committee - The objectives of this committee is to open 
the channels of communication with two-way input and feedback on all 
matters concerning the Dining Service. 

Student Employment - We employ approximately 75 students a semester. 
If interested, please stop in and apply. 

Student Behavior - To avoid any unpleasant action, students are request- 
ed to maintain courteous behavior at all times while in the Dining 
Hall. 

Additional Information - A complete information booklet explaining the 
ins and outs, do's and don'ts will be handed out to all students receiv- 
ing meal stickers for their I.D. 

For questions on Food Service, please call Ext. 3229 or 345-2551. 



Newman Center 
281 Highland Ave. 



(617)345-2688 



The Newman Center provides the presence of religion on the Fitchburg State 
College campus. Located across from the Sanders Administration Building 
on Highland Avenue, the Center was designed to be a religious, cultural, 
and social gathering place for the college community. 



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Through the efforts of its staff, the Center offers a climate where you 
can raise basic questions without fear, receive an honest response to an 
individual need, and have a home where you can relax in a small informal 
atmosphere. 

Father Richard Lewandowski is the Chaplain of the Center, Deacon Benjamin 
Nogueira is the Associate Chaplain, and Lois Nogueira is the Pastoral 
Associate. They are available for counseling and spiritual direction. 

US Army Reserve Officer Training 
Anthony Building, Ext. 330U 

"Leadership Excellence" begins at Fitchburg State. The Army Reserve Offic- 
ers' Training Corps is a program enabling college men and women to become 
commissioned officers in the active Army, Army Reserve, or Army National 
Guard. As full- time students pursue the academic curriculum of their 
choice, they supplement their studies with Military Science instruction. 
Baccalaureate and master degree candidates are eligible. A combination of 
classroom instruction and practical training, Army Reserve Officer 
Training teaches: leadership techniques and competencies, principles of 
personnel management, accepting responsibility, the desire to achieve and 
personal confidence. This training applies directly to any civilian 
career you choose. 

The Reserve Officer Training program is flexible. There are many options 
to meet the personal goals of individual students. The normal 4-year 
program is divided into a 2-year Basic Course with no military obligation 
and a 2-year Advanced Course resulting in an officer commission. Other 
options are available to second semester freshmen, sophomores, transfer 
students, and beginning juniors. 

Students take Military Science courses each semester. Adventure oriented 
activities such as rappelling, cross country skiing, and marksmanship 
training complement the academic curriculum. Social and extra-curricular 
events round out the program. 

All students are paid $100 monthly up to $1,000 each year, during the last 
two years of ROTC participation. Four, three and two-year merit scholar- 
ships are available on a competitive basis. Each scholarship pays all 
college tuition and required educational fees plus money for books and a 
subsistence allowance. A variety of other monetary help is also avail- 
able. ROTC enhances a student's education by providing unique leadership, 
management and technical instruction. Free elective credit is earned. 

Veterans, or other students with military experience, can earn special 
benefits. Nursing students have the opportunity to enhance their clinical 
skills through a summer nursing practicum. Airborne (parachute) training, 
Ranger school, and other Army special programs are all available to ROTC 
cadets . 



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Student Affairs Office 

Sanders Building, Main Floor, Room 222, Ext. 3130, 3131 

The Student Affairs Office Is the chief office for student programs and 
services. Services Include programs for students with disabilities, 
judicial systems, and new student orientation. 

Moreover, this office Is responsible for seeing that you receive personal 
attention and find solutions or alternatives to non-academic problems. 

In a broader sense, the Student Affairs Office is responsible for your 
development. This includes opportunities which challenge and facilitate 
student growth. We try to ensure an environment which promotes serious 
learning and encourages a searching, curious attitude. We also strive to 
create a mutually supportive college community that stimulates growth of 
the academic and social personality. 

Academic Skills Centers 
Hammond Building, 3rd Floor 

Reading 

Your reading speed can be doubled up to as much as 550 words per minute, 
you will be able to understand and enjoy what you read more, and your 
vocabulary can improve dramatically if you take advantage of the Develop- 
mental Reading Center. 

These goals can be achieved if you register for the one-credit Personal 
Reading Improvement course offered at the Center. Just three hours a week 
working with professionally- trained reading specialists, their tutorial 
assistants, and a collection of traditional and multi-media training devic- 
es is all you need to master your reading capabilities. You will receive 
one free elective credit for your work. 

Writin g 

The English Department operates a Writing Skills Center where you may get 

help at any time for your writing problems. You can be assisted in all 

stages of the writing process from prewritlng to proofreading and in re- 
viewing conventions of grammar, punctuation, and spelling. 

If you desire assistance, you may voluntarily apply to the Center. A wide 
variety of programs and instructional materials are offered by the Writing 
Skills Center. 

Mathematics 

The Math Skills Center Is located around the corner from the Writing and 
Developmental Reading Centers. Here you can receive tutoring in basic 
math, geometry, algebra, trigonometry, and calculus. The Math Department 
operates the Center and supplies instructors, tutors and basic texts to 
help ease your apprehensions about the world of numbers. 



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Health Services 

Anthony Building, Ext. 3216 

If you become ill, have a minor accident, or need advice on birth control 
or other medical information, the Health Service's friendly efficient 
staff of certified medical personnel is prepared to serve you. 

The Health Service is funded by your Student Health Fee and Is organized 
to meet the health needs of all undergraduate students during the academic 
year. Be sure to bring your student ID with you when visiting the Health 
Service. 

The Health Service is located In the Anthony Building and the phone number 
is (617) 345-2151, Ext. 3216. 



Hours of Operation 


Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. 
Fridays 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 


Appointments 


8:00 - 10:00 a.m. and 1:30 - 4:00 p.m. 


Appointments with the M.D. 


Monday and Friday 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. 
Tuesdays 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. 


Walk- in Hours 


Monday - Thursday 10:00 - 12 Noon 
4:00 - 8:00 p.m. 

Fridays 10:00 - 12 Noon 
2:00 - 4:00 p.m. 



Appointments should be made for all non- emergency problems, whenever possi- 
ble. If you can't keep an appointment, please call so your time can be 
given to another student. 

The Health Service is staffed by: 

A Family Practice Physician available for direct consultation three 
days a week, and telephone consultation five days a week. 

One Nurse Practitioner certified In family practice who will see pa- 
tients for medical, gynecological, and orthopedic problems. 

Part-time nurses and/or nurse practitioners In the evening. The Nurse 
Practitioner will also be available for Family Planning service (by 
appointment), allergy Injections as prescribed by a physician, Immuniza- 
tions, tuberculosis testing, and blood drawing at the request of your 
personal physician or a Health Service staff physician. 

A Certified Medical Assistant who Is available full-time to assist in 
office procedures and do lab testing for urinalysis, some gynecological 
Infections, occult blood, anemia, diabetes, pregnancy and mononucleo- 
sis. 

All other lab procedures are sent to Canberra Laboratories and will be 
charged to your medical insurance. 



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Before you are allowed to begin classes at FSC an admission health 
history/physical form must be completed by your physician and placed on 
file in the Health Service to guarantee your continued eligibility. The 
Health Service personnel themselves do not give routine physical 
examinations except when they are required for school-related activities 
such as nursing clinicals and teaching certification. 

All of your medical records and Health Service visits are completely confi- 
dential. No information is released to anyone, including college authori- 
ties or parents, without your prior permission. 

You may also use, free of charge and with instructions for use Included, 
these items: 

Heating Pads 
Thomas Collar 
Crutches 
Sling 
Vaporizers 
Ice Packs 

Referral services to medical, dental, and mental health professionals are 
also available when necessary. 

Walk- in hours are for emergency situations such as sprains, flu symptoms, 
sore throats, etc. which are usually handled by the Nurse Practitioner. 

Emergencies 

Health emergencies occurring on campus should be referred immediately to 
the Health Service if they occur between 9:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m., Monday 
through Thursday, and Friday until 4:30 p.m. After 8:00 p.m. you may 
contact Public Safety at Ext. 3111 and make arrangements to be taken to 
Burbank Hospital. 

Here are some areas where the Health Service can be of specific help to 
you: 

Allergy Treatment 

If you are already under the care of an outside physician, allergy 

injections may be administered if you provide your own allergy extracts 

and detailed instructions from your allergist on dosage, frequency, 

etc. 

Ambulance 

It remains your responsibility to provide transportation to Burbank 
Emergency Room. If an ambulance is required for transportation in an 
emergency, you may ask Public Safety or the residence hall desk worker 
to phone one. If you are off -campus at the time of the emergency phone 
Montachusett Ambulance Service at (617) 343-6401. All ambulance 
charges are your responsibility. 



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Birth Co ntrol and Pregnancy Testing 

Contraception, counseling, and family planning are provided In complete 
confidentiality. The Nurse Practitioner will help you evaluate and use 
the contraceptive method you select. This Is your decision, therefore, 
it is wise to make an appointment and discuss the method of choice best 
suited for you. Birth control pills and the diaphragm are prescription 
methods. Each require internal examination and periodic check-ups 
which can be done at the Health Service by appointment only. 

Free pregnancy testing is also available. If it has been six weeks 
since your last menstrual period, limit your fluid intake and bring in 
your first morning urine specimen. Results will be available later 
that day. If the results are positive, the Health Service will, upon 
request, counsel and advise you. 

If you are pregnant and are considering an abortion, make an appoint- 
ment for assistance in arranging for one. It is important that you 
have an opportunity to discuss your options, thus, do not delay In 
seeking counseling. 

Gynecology 

If you are a woman, you should have an annual routine gynecological 
check-up and pap smear. For acute vaginal irritation or menstrual 
problems, the Nurse Practitioner can help you during walk- in hours. If 
special expertise Is required you will then be referred to your own 
gynecologist or an area gynecologist. 

Health Fair 

The Health Fair has become an annual event with booths, demonstrations, 
and information of available campus and community health related servic- 
es. You may sit in on individual or group discussion sessions on 
health-related subjects or casually Inquire about any health concerns 
you may have . 

Immunizations 

You may get a Tetanus -Diptheria immunization from the Health Service 
without charge as they are needed every 10 years. Other Immunizations 
such as measles and rubella are available and you may be charged for 
these. Providing the Health Service with a record of your previous 
immunizations will help avoid repetition and delay. A rubella tltre to 
determine susceptibility to rubella can be done on request. 

Laboratory Tests and X-rays 

Most tests and x-rays are done by an outside laboratory and local hospi- 
tal. The exceptions are wet preps, urinalysis, pregnancy tests, mononu- 
cleosis testing, anemia and diabetes testing, which are done at the 
Health Service without charge. Payment for other tests is your respon- 
sibility and is not covered by the student health fee. Results of 
laboratory tests are usually available within a few days with the excep- 
tion of those tests done at the Health Service which may be obtained 
later the same day. Some other tests may require two or more days to 
process . 



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You nay obtain results by coning to the clinic or by phoning Monday 
through Thursday, 8:00 a. a. - 8:00 p.m., or Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 
p.n. or the results will be sent to you via campus nail. In some cases 
you will be asked to return to the clinic to review the results with 
the doctor or Nurse Practitioner. 

Medications 

You are expected to provide your own medications. If a prescription is 
needed, arrangements will be made with a pharmacy. There are several 
in the area from which you can obtain the medication. 

Outside Referrals 

Referrals are sometimes made to outside physicians and dentists for 
consultations and treatment of special problems. These outside refer- 
rals are not Included in the student health fee and payment Is your 
responsibility. They are often covered by private health Insurance or 
school -sponsored health Insurance. 

TB Testing 

You should have a Mantoux skin test every year as It Is a requirement 
for admission and for student teaching. A small amount of tuberculin 
purified protein derivative (mantoux) Is painlessly Injected right 
below the skin surface. Forty-eight hours later you must have the 
Injection site checked by the Student Health Service staff or the test 
Is Incomplete. Failure to return requires a repeat Injection. 

Chest x-rays are required If you have had a previous positive skin 
test. Appointments can be made for a free chest x-ray with the Health 
Services secretary. 

Venereal Disease 

The Health Service provides diagnostic testing and treatment for gonor- 
rhea and syphilis, chlamydia and other sexually- transmitted diseases. 
If you think you may have been exposed to any of these, make an 
appointment so the necessary examination can be done and lab tests 
ordered. Treatment is in strict confidentiality. 

Student Health Insurance 

You are usually covered under your parents Insurance policy up to the age 
of 19 unless your parents pay an extra premium. When you turn 19, school 
Insurance should be considered. (You may also be covered by a spouse's 
employee health benefits.) 

You should not confuse the student health fee with health Insurance. The 
health fee is mandatory and covers only your visits to the Health Service 
on campus. Health Insurance helps to cover hospitalization, diagnostic 
testing and outside consultations. 

An Inexpensive policy Is highly recommended If you do not already have 
insurance or are no longer covered by your parent's policy. This policy 
covers you for the calendar year September 1 (of fron the date of applica- 
tion after Septenber 1) through August 31 both at home and at school. You 
can get a pamphlet describing the school policy fron the Health Service. 



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Health Service Committee 

The Health Service Committee consists of the following eight members: 
five positions held by full-time FSC students, one faculty member, one 
administrator, and one health care provider. Members are appointed by the 
Student Government Association. The responsibilities of this committee 
are to: 

Receive and review requests and recommendations from all segments of 
the college community; 

Collect data concerning utilization of services; 

Audit peer review; 

Receive, review, and respond to student's complaints; 

Provide periodic reports to the College President together with recom- 
mendations for ongoing improvement of the Health Services; 

Periodically review the functioning of the system and effectiveness of 
the health care providers. 

If you have any concerns or suggestions, please feel free to share them 
with the Health Service staff or with a Health Service Committee member (a 
list of members is available at the Health Service). 

If you are interested in becoming a committee member, please notify the 
Health Service. Meetings are open to all interested students. 



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New Student Orientation, 9:00 a.m., Hammond Building, 


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1988 


Registration Day! 

8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Hammond Building, G-Lobby 


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RESIDENCE LIFE 



Introduction 

The Residence Life Program at Fltchburg State College Is one of the finest 
In Massachusetts, offering a variety of services and programs to assist 
students with their educational, personal, and developmental needs. 

Living Options 

Aubuchon Hall 

Housing approximately 380 students, Aubuchon Hall Is our all- female resi- 
dence facility. The Hall offers a variety of special conveniences. Each 
floor has a television, laundry facilities and a kitchen area. The first 
floor offers a full kitchen, lounge, and study area. 

Russell Towers 

Russell Towers, a co-educatlonal facility, houses more than 600 resi- 
dents. The building is comprised of 36 suites with approximately 12 resi- 
dents per suite. Each suite has a kitchen and lounge area. This suite 
arrangement offers a unique opportunity to form close-knit communities 
within the larger Russell Towers community. In addition, each Tower con- 
tains lounges with televisions and study areas. A laundry room, bicycle 
room, weight room, and pool table area are also available to Russell Tow- 
ers residents. 

Herllhy Hall 

Herllhy Hall, housing approximately 140 co-educatlonal residents, Is the 
smallest and oldest of our Residence Halls. Its six wings offer lounges 
and study rooms. A television lounge, full kitchen, large recreation 
room, and laundry room are located In the basement. 

The Town House Apartment Complex 

The Town Houses are the newest of our residence facilities. This seven 
building complex, primarily comprised of upperclass students, Is located 
In a beautifully landscaped area. Each apartment consists of a living/ 
kitchen area, one and one-half baths and separate bedrooms. The Town 
Houses offer a very special living opportunity. 

Staff 

All residence facilities are staffed by Resident Assistants and a Resident 
Director. Resident Assistants are generally upperclass students who have 
been highly trained In such areas as peer counseling and referral, crisis 
Intervention, emergency response, and programming. Their primary responsi- 
bilities are to assist residents in getting the most out of their Resi- 
dence Hall experience through maintaining an environment conducive to 
academic pursuits, providing educational and social programs, and 
assisting residents in adapting to a group living situation. Resident 



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Labor Day 

Residence Halls open for all students - 12:00 noon 


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President's address to faculty - 10:00 a.m. 

Department meetings and student advising follow address 


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Fall semester classes begin - 8:30 a.m. 


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Cross Country - Men, St. Joseph's College, North Windham, Maine 

12:00 noon, AWAY 
Cross Country - Women, Northeastern University, AWAY 
Football - University of Lowell, AWAY 


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Assistants are supervised by Resident Directors. These full-time profes- 
sional staff members, who are responsible for the overall functioning of 
the Residence Life Program, are also available to assist residents with 
their personal/academic problems. 

Developmental Programs 

In order to enhance the residential living experience, a variety of educa- 
tional, social, and cultural programs are offered in the Residence Halls. 
Many of these programs are Living/Learning Programs which are workshops, 
seminars, and discussion groups, utilizing on-campus and outside resourc- 
es. Living/Learning Programs, offered on a regular basis, are designed to 
complement the resident's academic coursework. 

Hall Governments 

All residence facilities are governed by Hall Councils, which are an inte- 
gral part of the decision-making process within the Residence Halls, the 
Councils, comprised of elected representatives and a Central executive 
board are responsible for enhancing the quality of Residence Hall life. 
The Councils accomplish this through surveying students regarding their 
interests and concerns, providing for Hall improvement projects, working 
with staff to establish policies and procedures, and coordinating a wide 
variety of social activities. In order to sponsor activities and improve- 
ment projects, the Councils request an activity fee from all their resi- 
dents. 

The Residence Life Judicial Board 

The Residence Life Judicial Board is comprised of eight students and a 
Resident Director who is both a member and an advisor. Student representa- 
tives are selected through a competitive interview process at the begin- 
ning of each academic year. All infractions of rules and regulations, set 
forth in this handbook, occurring within the Residence Halls, are poten- 
tially within the Jurisdiction of the Residence Life Judicial Board. In 
practice, a resident may be called into, or request, an administrative 
hearing as opposed to appearing before the Board. 

The purpose of the Board is to promote responsibility. Residents have the 
opportunity to have their cases heard by a group of their peers in cases 
in which no immediate administrative response is required. The decision 
to bring a case in front of the Judicial Board is made by the resident(s) 
involved, the Resident Assistant, the Resident Director, and the Director 
of Residence Life. 

Possible sanctions of the Judicial Board range from warning letters up to 
and including eviction from Residence Halls. As this is an educational 
institution, it is Important to realize that most Judicial Board sanctions 
will Involve some sort of community service. 

Rooms 

All rooms are furnished with a bed, an extra long mattress (so do not try 

to use fitted sheets), desk, chair, book shelves, closet, bureau, and 

shades. You must supply bed linens, towels, wastebaskets , lamps and cur- 
tains , If you wish . 



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Cross Country - Women, University of Lowell, 4:00 p.m., HOME 


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Soccer - Nichols College, Dudley, MA, 3:30 p.m., AWAY 


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Cross Country - Men & Women, Bryant College Invitational, 

Sralthfield, RI , AWAY 
Football - Plymouth State College, Plymouth, NH, AWAY 
Soccer Rhode Island College, 4:00 p.m., HOME 
Volleyball - Brandels University and Regis College, 1:00, HOME 


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We also encourage you to bring posters, plants, rugs, stereos and anything 
else that will assist in personalizing your room. Waterbeds are not per- 
mitted in any residence hall facility. 

Roommates 

Chances are you will be living with another person or persons whom you do 
not know. Even if you were friends before, there are going to be some 
differences in lifestyles and preferences. The best way to deal with 
roommate conflicts is to prevent them from happening. Do yourself a favor 
and take a few minutes to share your lifestyle with your roommate(s). 
Silence is not golden when you are sharing a room. So, speak a few words 
today and avoid an argument tomorrow. The key to working out an agreeable 
living situation is cooperation. 

Here are some tips to keep the channels of communication open throughout 
the year: 

Be willing to share some of your belongings but let each other know 
what you do and do not want to share. 

Agree on some ground rules regarding visitors , study times, and private 
space. 

Hake a point of introducing your roommate(s) to your friends. 

Hake a point of inviting your roommate(s) to Join you In doing some- 
thing you like to do. 

Try not to ridicule each other's faults, but help each other to im- 
prove . 

Try to think of each other as individuals and learn how to respect each 
other's individuality. 

Residence Life Regulations 

Maintenance 

Each residence facility is staffed by cleaning/maintenance workers. This 
staff is responsible for ordinary day-to-day cleaning of all public areas 
(lounges, bathrooms, hallways, etc.). They are not, however, responsible 
for providing a personal maid service, nor are they expected to clean up 
areas you may have abused. 

Take care in using all public space appropriately. In addition to clean- 
ing, maintenance Is provided on a regular basis, based on a priority sys- 
tem. In order to ensure that maintenance of common areas is occurring as 
needed, be certain you report all maintenance problems to your Resident 
Assistant as soon as possible. 



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SEPTEMBER, 1988 







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Tennis - Men, Western New England College, 3:00 p.m., HOME 


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Final Day for dropping or adding courses for fall semester 
Field Hockey - Nichols College, Dudley, MA, 4:00 p.m., AWAY 
Volleyball - Simmons College & Merrimack College, 6:00 pm, HOME 


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Cross Country - Women, Keene State College, 3:00 p.m., HOME 
Student Organization Activities Fair 

Performing Arts Event, "Chestnut Brass", Kids Program, McKay 
Auditorium, 2:00 p.m. 


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Fall Convocation, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. 

Field Hockey - Western New England College, 4:30 p.m., HOME 

Soccer - University of Lowell, 3:30 p.m., AWAY 

Tennis - Men, New Hampshire College, 3:30 p.m., HOME 

Volleyball, Wentworth Inst, of Technology, Boston, 7:00 pra, AWAY 

Human Services Fair, Hammond Building, G-Lobby, 8:00 am-l:00 pm 

Performing Arts Event, "Chestnut Brass", Weston Aud. , 8:00 p.m. 


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Cross Country, Men & Women, Williams College, Williamstown, AWAY 
Field Hockey, Plymouth State College, Plymouth, NH, 1:00 pm AWAY 
Football, Westfleld State College, 1:00 p.m., HOME 
Tennis - Men, Western New England College, 11:00 a.m., AWAY 
Tennis - Women, Plymouth State College, 10:00 a.m., HOME 
Volleyball, Clark University and Southeastern MA U. at Worcester 
1 : 00 p.m., AWAY 


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Damages 

The Resident Assistant for your area will give you a room inventory sheet 
for your room when you move in. You have the opportunity to add any damag- 
es or comment on the condition of the room before returning it to your 
Resident Assistant. Regular inspections of your room will be made by your 
Resident Assistant to ensure that it is meeting health and safety stan- 
dards. When you move out of your room, you must have your room checked 
out by your Resident Assistant. All residents must make an appointment 
with their Resident Assistant in order to complete the inventory sheet 
before moving out of the Residence Halls. Students failing to do so will 
forfeit their damage deposit. Damages, if any, will be reported and the 
amount will be deducted from your deposit return. Public areas will be 
assessed in a similar manner and persons responsible for damage in these 
areas will be charged. Where it is not possible to identify a responsible 
party, all persons in the area or hall will be assessed a portion of the 
damage charge. It is in your best interest to report any incidents involv- 
ing damage immediately. 

Keys 

You will receive keys when you check into the Residence Hall. These keys 
are your responsibility until you move out. In order to assist in main- 
taining safety within the Residence Halls, your lock cylinder will be 
changed, at your cost, if your key is lost or stolen. Keys may not be 
duplicated. If a student has been found to have duplicated a key he or 
she will be subject to administrative action. 

Safety and Security 

Although the Residence Life Program endeavors to maintain a safe and se- 
cure environment, most of it is up to you. Here are some hints for main- 
taining safety: 

Always lock your door and take your keys, even during the day. 

Report any suspicious looking persons within your Hall to Campus Po- 
lice, the Desk Manager, or the Resident Assistant on duty. 

At night, when the front doors are locked, do not let strangers Into 
the building. 

Never give out any Information regarding another resident. 

Try not to walk on the streets alone at night. If you must, tell a 
friend where you are going and when you will be back. 

Hake a list of all your personal property Including Identifying serial 
numbers and manufacturer . 

Record the number of all credit cards and checking accounts Also, 
keep the addresses of these companies and banks to notify them In case 
of theft. 

Keep money and valuables In a secure place. The college Is not respon- 
sible for lost or stolen articles. 



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SEPTEMBER, 1988 




Soccer, University of Massachusetts - Boston, 4:00 p.m. 
Tennis - Women, Curry College, 3:30 p.m., HOME 
Volleyball, University of Massachusetts - Boston and 

Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 6:00 p.m., HOME 



HOME 




Field Hockey, Pine Manor College, Chestnut Hill, MA, 3:30, AWAY 




Soccer, Worcester State College, 4:00 p.m., AWAY 



Tennis - 
Tennis - 



Men, Worcester State College, 3:00 
Women, Salem State College, 2:30 p. 



HOME 
AWAY 




Field Hockey, Anna Maria College, 4:00 p.m. 



Tennis - Men, Salem State College, 3; 
Volleyball, Worcester State College, 



00 p.m. 
7:00 p.i 



AWAY 
, HOME 
a.. HOME 




Cross Country - Women, Tufts University, 3:30 
Volleyball, Salem State College Invitational, 



p.m. , HOME 
5:00 p.m. , AWAY 




OCTOBER Cross Country - Men, Fitchburg State College Inv. , 11:00 am HOME 
1988 Field Hockey, University of Maine, Farmington, 1:00 pm, HOME 
Football, Bridgewater State College, 1:00 pm, AWAY 
Soccer, University of Southern Maine, 1:00 pm, HOME 
Tennis - Men, Bridgewater State College, 1:00 pm, AWAY 
Tennis - Women, Worcester State College, 1:00 pm, HOME 
Volleyball, Salem State College Invitational, AWAY 



A little common sense can go a long way in making your living environ- 
ment a safer place in which to live. 

Meals/Food Service 

All resident students, with the exception of Town House residents, are 
required to purchase a meal plan. If you have any suggestions about the 
food or service, contact your Food Service Committee representative or the 
Food Service staff. 

Meal Tickets 

Each semester you will receive a meal ticket number that is placed on your 
College ID. You must present this number to be admitted to the dining 
hall for each meal. If you should lose your College ID, a temporary ID 
can be obtained from your Resident Assistant. 

Class Conflicts 

If you are involved with student teaching or have classes that conflict 
with meal times, please make arrangements with the Food Service staff for 
a bag lunch or an early/late meal. 

Sick Trays 

Sick trays may be obtained by you for a roommate or friend who is 111. 
You must present a sick tray slip which is signed by your Resident Assis- 
tant, along with your College ID. 

Special Diets 

Please notify the Food Service of any special dietary needs. Members of 
the Food Service staff are available to help with the planning and prepara- 
tion of special diets for students who are vegetarians or who have health 
problems affecting their diet. 

Fire Drill Procedures 

Your cooperation in following the procedures listed below may be important 
in saving your life or the lives of other residents of the Hall if a fire 
or similar disaster should occur. In addition to these procedures, fire 
exit routes from each area will be posted and must be followed. It is the 
responsibility of every resident to be familiar with these procedures and 
observe them fully when the alarm sounds. Remember, you have no way of 
knowing the fire alarm is false, so you must respond immediately whenever 
the alarm rings. 

Close windows and open drapes 

Leave lights on 

Wear coat or a blanket and hard-soled shoes 

Carry a towel (to place over face in case of smoke) 

Close and lock door 

Proceed to your designated exit point 

If you are not In your room, follow exit procedures for the area which 

you are In 

Assemble outside In the place assigned to your area 



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Fire Safety Equipaent 

Each Residence Hall has a fire alarm systea directly connected to the 
Fitchburg Fire Department. Fire hoses, heat and smoke detectors, fire 
extinguishers, alarms, and exit signs are present. Fire safety procedures 
and exit routes are posted in each Hall. Fire drills are held on a regu- 
lar basis . 

Tampering with fire safety equipment, setting a fire, or setting a false 
alara are serious offenses punishable by eviction froa the Residence Halls 
as veil as further judicial action. Fire doors in halls and stairwells 
must reaain closed at all tiaes. 

Policiei and Procedures 

All violations of the policies and procedures outlined below are subject 
to disciplinary action which could lead to loss of residency privileges. 

Alcohol 

In compliance with Massachusetts State Law, consumption of alcoholic 
beverages is banned in all public areas of the Residence Halls. This 
includes lounges, stairwells, hallways, bathrooas, etc. In addition, 
alcohol consumption and open containers are prohibited in any public 
area in Fitchburg. Violations of this city ordinance can result in a 
$200.00 fine. In accordance with these rulings and the current drink- 
ing age of 21. residents and their visitors who are under 21 aay not 
consume alcohol in the Residence Halls, nor carry alcoholic beverages 
into the Residence Halls. No kegs, beerballs, or other common sources 
of beer will be allowed in any Fitchburg State College residence facili- 
ty at any tiae. 

Furthermore, there are reasonable limits for the amount of alcohol that 
a resident 21 years or older aay bring in to the Residence Halls, at 
any given time. Your Resident Assistant will define these limits for 
you. 

Appliances 

Cooking appliances may not be used in student rooms at any time due to 
the danger of fire from electrical overload the following appliances 
are permitted in the Residence Halls: portable electric hairdryers; 
portable, apartment size refrigerators (not to exceed 2 amps); razors; 
radios; portable television sets; tape recorders; stereos; popcorn 
poppers; and coffee makers. Both the appliance and cord used in connec- 
tion with it must be UL approved. Popcorn poppers and coffee makers 
are to be used in kitchen areas only. 

Athletics 

Athletic endeavors within the general area of the Residence Halls are 

prohibited unless authorized by the Residence Hall staff 

Automobil es 

Parking is limited to students who must travel off-campus for academic 
reasons. If you think you may qualify for a parking sticker, see the 
Department of Public Safety. 



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Columbus Day - No Classes 

Field Hockey, Westfleld State College, 3:30 pn, AWAY 
Tennis - Hen, North Adams State College, 1:00 pra, HOHE 
Volleyball, Emmanuel College, Boston, 7:00 pm, AWAY 


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Soccer, Bridgewater State College, 3:30, AWAY 

Tennis ■ Women, Franklin Pierce College, Rindge, NH, 3:00, AWAY 


11 






Tennis - Hen, Massachusetts Maritime Academy, 3:00 pm, HOHE 
Volleyball, Bridgewater State College, 7:00 pm, HOHE 


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Field Hockey, Bridgewater State College, 3:30 pm, AWAY 

Soccer, Curry College, 3:30 pm, HOHE 

Tennis - Women, Suffolk University, Boston, 2:00 pm, AWAY 


13 






Alumni Reunion '88, Hammond Building, G-04 

Performing Arts Events, "James Dapogny"s Chicago Jazz Band", 
Weston Auditorium, 8:00 pm 


14 






Cross Country - Hen & Women, H.A.S .C.A.C. , AWAY 

Field Hockey, Elms College, 1:00 pm, HOHE 

Football, Southeastern Massachusetts University, 1:00 pm, HOME 

Soccer, Salem State College, 1:00 pm, HOME 

Tennis - Men, U.S. Coast Guard Academy, 11:00 am, HOHE 

Tennis - Women, Westfleld State College, 2:30 pra, HOME 

Volleyball, New Hampshire College, 2:00 pra, HOHE 

Alumni Reunion '88, Hammond Building, G-04 


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Cleanliness 

Students are responsible for the cleanliness of their rooms and must 
maintain reasonable sanitation and safety standards. Waste materials 
should be removed regularly. Students are responsible for cleaning 
their own rooms. Rooms will be checked periodically for cleanliness by 
the Residence Hall staff. Rooms which are not clean upon room inspec- 
tion must be cleaned within 24 hours. Rooms not cleaned upon vacating 
the premises will be charged a cleaning fee of at least $25.00. Lack 
of cleanliness or regular maintenance of student rooms during the year 
may result in the termination of residency privileges. 

Illegal Drugs 

All illegal drugs are prohibited in the Residence Halls. 

Noise Policy 

Quiet Hours are established in order to promote an atmosphere conducive 
to educational pursuits. In any group living situation, such as a 
residence facility, residents must be cognizant of the rights of oth- 
ers, including members of the surrounding Fitchburg community. In each 
residence facility, quiet hours begin at 9:00 p.m. on week nights and 
at midnight on weekend nights. On all days they extend until 9:00 
a.m. During this time residents must: 1) keep their stereos low such 
that they cannot be heard outside the resident's room; 2) keep doors 
closed when entertaining guests; and 3) remain quiet In hallways, 
suites. and lounges. Excessive noise and/or music is not to be heard 
outside windows at any time, day or night. 

During exam periods, 24 hour quiet is established In all Residence 
Halls. The guidelines outlined above apply to this period. 

Overnight Nonresidents 

Residence Halls are designed for the use of resident students who pay 
room and board charges for services and privileges. For this reason, 
nonresident guests cannot be permitted on a permanent basis. Visita- 
tion privileges are limited to no more than a 48 hour period within one 
weeks time. 

All nonresidents who intend to stay overnight must adhere to the 
sign-in policy. The host resident is responsible for the nonresident's 
actions while in the building. Permission must be granted by the host 
or hostess' roommates prior to the guest's arrival. 

Event Registration 

An event is defined as any gathering from which noise or persons extend 
beyond the confines of a person's room or apartment. Written applica- 
tions, available in the Hall office, for events of any nature in any 
location within the Residence Halls must be delivered to the Resident 
Director 24 hours In advance. In requesting permission to hold an 
event, the event sponsors must discuss their host responsibilities with 
the Resident Director. 

The event sponsor(s) must be in attendance at the event at all times. 
All guests must be 21 years old or over and have a valid ID for func- 
tions where alcohol is served. In addition, all policies concerning 
alcohol pertain to events within the Residence Halls. 



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OCTOBER, 1988 




Alumni Reunion '88, Hammond Building, G-04 
Annual Fall Alumni Telethon, 6:00 - 9:30 pm, 



Alumni Office 



Field Hockey, Salem State College, 4:00 pm, HOME 
Soccer, Westfield State College, 7:30 pm, AWAY 
Volleyball, Westfield State College, 7:00 pm, HOME 
National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week 




Tennis - Women, Emmanuel College, Boston, 3:30 pm, AWAY 
National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week 




National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week 




Field Hockey, Worcester State College, 4:00 pm, AWAY 
Tennis - Women, Endicott College, 3:30 pm, HOME 
National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week 




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National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week 



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Cross Country - Women, FSC Invitational, 11:00 am, HOME 

Field Hockey, Simmons College, 11:00 am, HOME 

Football, Curry College, 1:00 pm, HOME 

Soccer, Massachusetts Maritime Academy, 1:00 pm, AWAY 

Tennis - Women, Eastern Nazarene College, 10:00 am, HOME 

Volleyball, M.A.I.A.W., Worcester Polytech Tournament, AWAY 

National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week 



The size of the event must be limited. Preventive measures must be 
taken before the event to ensure that it will not become too large. 
Sponsors must always be aware of the number of people in attendance and 
take effective measures to correct the situation should the number of 
people in attendance go over the specified limit. 

Sponsors should take the necessary actions to respond to any complaints 
resulting from the event (such as the noise level). Sponsors risk the 
possibility of having to close down an event if complaints are not 
responded to in an appropriate manner. 

Room Occupancy 

Fitchburg State College is subject to state and local health and safety 
codes. Among these is a regulation that specifies the maximum number 
of people who may be in a room at any given time. These numbers have 
been established to ensure egress in the event of an emergency, such as 
a fire. These limits are: double bedroom - 5 people; triple/quad 
bedroom - 7 people; townhouse apartment living room - 10 people. 

Pets 

No pets are permitted in the Residence Halls, with the exception of 

small tropical fish. 

Physical Assaults. Interference. Harassment of Another Person 

This includes any action which may subject a student or other person to 

physical or mental danger or harm, or endanger him/her in any way. 

This is grounds for Residence Life, Judicial Board or administrative 

action. 

Si g n- in Pol ic y 

The sign-in policy is for the protection of the residents. It is de- 
signed to prevent strangers from wandering around the building, harass- 
ing residents, or causing damage. Each Residence Hall, with the excep- 
tion of the Town Houses, has a sign- in policy. When the desk is open, 
nonresidents must sign- in at the front desk and wait there until the 
host resident arrives to escort the nonresident upstairs. Never 
sign- in someone you do not know well or who will not be remaining in 
your company at all times. You are responsible for those you sign- in, 
or let in the building. The maximum number of guests that a resident 
may sign in at the same time is two. 

Solicitation 

Commercial activities, solicitation, or advertisement by either an on 
or off-campus organization is not permitted in the buildings or on the 
grounds of the College Residence Halls except when permission has been 
specifically granted by the Director of Residence Life. 

Solicitation refers to any and all activities which result in personal 
profit by the individuals or groups involved. Profit may refer to 
either fiscal gain or nonflscal gain. 

Unrestricted door-to-door solicitation Is seen as an Invasion of priva- 
cy. For this reason, only when advanced contact has been made with the 
Director of Residence Life and permission granted, may nonresident 
solicitors be allowed to contact residents and then only via an Informa- 
tion booth In the lobby area. 



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National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week 




Field Hockey, Fraralnghara State College, A: 00 pm, HOME 
Tennis - Women, Bridgewater State College, 3:30 pm, HOME 
Volleyball, Colby Sawyer College & Babson College, 6:00 pm, HOME 




Harrod Lecture, Conlon Music 150, 3:30 pm 




Field Hockey, Clark University, Worcester, 3:30 pm, AWAY 

Soccer, Framingham State College, 3:30 pm, HOME 

Volleyball, Southeastern Massachusetts University, 7:00 pm, HOME 




Cross Country - Men, New Englands , AWAY 




Cross Country - Women, New Englands, AWAY 
Field Hockey, N.E.F.H. Tournament, AWAY 
Football, Framingham State College, 1:00 pm, AWAY 
Soccer, North Adaras State College, 1:00 pm, HOME 




Residents of a building may obtain permission from the Residence Hall 
Director to solicit within the halls, as deemed appropriate by the 
Director of that building. 

Use and Treatment of Premises 

No objects may be dropped or thrown from windows. Screens must be kept 
in windows at all times. Residents may not enter upon, cross, or use 
roof tops. Tampering with locks and altering or duplicating college 
keys are prohibited. Lounge furniture may not be moved to residents' 
rooms or another area in the hall without the Resident Director's ap- 
proval. 

Weapons 

The possession or use of firearms, ammunition, or any instrument which 
could inflict bodily harm is strictly prohibited in the Residence Halls 
and is a violation of city, state and college laws. This offense is 
punishable by eviction from the Residence Halls, as well as further 
judicial action. 



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OCTOBER. 1988 





Field Hockey, N.E.F.H. Tournament, AWAY 


30 






Volleyball, North Adams State College, 7:00 pm, AWAY 
Visiting Artist and Lecture Series, U.S. Marine Band, 
7:30 pn, Weston Auditorium 


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NOV. 
1988 


Field Hockey, Keene State College, 3:00 pn, AWAY 

Soccer, Franklin Pierce College, Rindge, NH, 3:00 pm, AWAY 


1 






Final Day for withdrawal from classes without penalty 


2 






Soccer, Western New England College, 3:00 pm, HOME 
Volleyball, Framingham State College, 7:00 pm, AWAY 


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4 






Cross Country - Men & Women, E.C.A.C. Tournament, Albany, AWAY 
Football, Worcester State College, 1:00 pm, HOME 


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Off-Campus 
Living 



NOVEMBER. 1988 







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F.S.C. Band Concert, Weston Auditorium, 7:30 pro 


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10 






Veteran's Day - No Classes 


11 






Cross Country - Men 6> Women, N.C.A.A. Qualifier, Southeastern 

Massachusetts University, AWAY 
Hockey, Roger Williams College, 8:00 pra, HOME 


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OFF -CAMPUS LIVING 



Introduction 

The Off -Campus Housing Office has two major goals: 1) to assist students, 
faculty, and staff in their search for adequate and affordable housing; 
and 2) to provide housing- related educational material, advocacy, and 
mediation for the student- tenant population. These goals are pursued 
through two areas: listing services and an information program. 

Listing Services 

The Off-Campus Housing service has been updated through the college comput- 
er network via a recently acquired terminal and printer. With this innova- 
tion, the college has the capability of offering off-campus housing lists 
as they become available with no time delay as in the past. The list 
includes apartments for rent, apartments in complexes, houses for rent, 
rooms for rent, and roommates wanted. In addition, the office has, on 
file, all landlord names and phone numbers who have listed with the office 
in the past. 

Information Service 

Within the office, there is also a selection of written material relevant 
to a variety of housing needs. These include fact sheets, pamphlets and 
flyers covering numerous Issues such as: 

The Legal aspects of housing, tenant rights and obligations , model 
leases and eviction proceedings . 

The location of public transportation, retail establishments and 
community-based programs. 

Comparison of housing by type and community. 

It is the goal of this office to provide whatever service possible to 
insure potential and current off-campus residents up to date information 
and direction for any given issue. 

The Lease 

The lease is a binding, enforceable, legal agreement, which should not be 
taken lightly. Before signing it, read the lease carefully and make sure 
you understand it completely. Any changes the landlord agrees to must be 
put in writing with his/her signature in order that the document be legal- 
ly binding. 

Although the lease Is a legal document, some landlords may Include Illegal 
provisions, which are unenforceable. Such provisions usually release the 
landlord from some of his obligations to the tenant. Legal advice should 
be sought if you are unsure about any of the terms in the lease. Any 
illegal provisions do not invalidate the remaining portions of the lease. 



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NOVEMBER. 1988 







13 






Hockey, Curry College, 8:00 pm, HOME 


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16 






U.S. and Massachusetts Constitution Examination 
Hockey, Framinghara State College, 7:00 pm, AWAY 


17 






Basketball - Men, Mansfield U. , Mansfield, PA, 6:00 pm, AWAY 


18 






Cross Country - Men & Women, N.C.A.A. , AWAY 
Basketball - Men, Mansfield University, AWAY 
Hockey, University of Southern Maine, 8:00 pm, HOME 


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Each tenant Is entitled to a signed copy of the lease. If you are not 
given a copy at the time of the signing, the landlord is required to send 
you one within 30 days. Failure of the landlord to do so does not invali- 
date the lease, but you may not be bound by all of its provisions. 

The minimum requirements for a lease are the period of tenancy, clearly 
stated with specific dates, the amount of rent to be charged, and when it 
is due. 

To Lease or Not To Lease 

Generally speaking, once a lease is signed the tenant is responsible for 
paying the rent every month for the duration of the lease, whether or not 
the tenant lives there. For example, if you have a lease for September 
through May and decide to leave school in January, you are still responsi- 
ble for paying the rent through May. A lease, however, prevents the land- 
lord from raising the rent for the duration of the lease. 

A tenant who occupies the apartment with the landlord's permission, but 
without a written lease, is called a tenant at will. The advantage of 
not having a lease is that the tenant may move out at any time. The disad- 
vantage is that the landlord can ask you to leave at any time. the tenant 
and landlord must agree to any change in the terms of the tenancy. Any 
disagreement may end in either the tenant or the landlord ending the tenan- 
cy by giving tne other a 30 day written notice. For example, if as a 
tenant at will you wish to move out by June 1st you must deliver to your 
landlord a written notice of your intention to do so no later than April 
30th of that year. The landlord is held to the same requirements if he 
wishes to end your tenancy. 

Rent 

Having a lease means that the landlord cannot raise the rent for the dura- 
tion of the lease. Some landlords Include a penalty for payment clause in 
the lease stating that you must pay an additional fee if the rent is not 
paid by the fifth of the month. This is illegal since extra fees cannot 
be charged unless the rent Is 30 days late. A provision offering a dis- 
count on the rent, if it is paid by the fifth of the month, may also be 
illegal and you should seek legal advice if you would like to make a dis- 
count rent your regular rent. 

There may also be a tax collector clause in the lease. This raises the 
rent by an exact percentage of the tax increase and must be proportional 
to the size of your apartment in relation to the whole building. 

Even though you have a lease and will be staying In an apartment for at 
least a year, it Is a bad Idea to pay the year's rent In advance. Paying 
the landlord his rent every month gives you some leverage In having re- 
pairs made. The landlord may exercise the right to keep the rent If you 
leave before the lease Is up, unless the apartment has become unfit to 
occupy. Unfitness can only be determined by the inspection of the apart- 
ment by a city health official. Therefore, you should agree to pay your 
rent in monthly installments. Your money earns interest In a bank ac- 
count; paying your rent monthly keeps your landlord Interested in you. 
Those are two good reasons for paying rent monthly. 



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21 




Basketball - Men, Eastern Connecticut State University, 

8:00 pm, HOME 
Hockey, Southern Massachusetts University, 8:00 pm, AWAY 


22 




Thanksgiving Recess begins at 3:30 pm 
Residence Halls close at 5:00 pm 


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25 




Basketball - Men, Western Connecticut State University, 
Danbury, CT, 2:00 pm, AWAY 


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Damage or Security Deposits 

The landlord may require a damage or security deposit when the lease Is 
signed, which must be no more than one month's rent. In addition to the 
security deposit, the landlord may require the first and last month's 
rent. The security deposit may not be used for rent unless the landlord 
agrees. Any other fees the landlord tries to charge you may be illegal. 
Seek legal advise if you are in doubt. One year after the security depos- 
it is paid, the landlord must give the tenant interest on the money. In 
the case of the tenant leaving before one full year, the landlord owes no 
interest. You may have to remind your landlord that you have interest due 
you and deduct it from your rent if necessary. It is Important to obtain 
a receipt listing the amount paid, its purpose and the date. 

Before you move into the apartment, it is advisable to go through the 
apartment with the landlord and make a list of all the damages which both 
parties should sign. Keep a copy for yourself. If it is not possible to 
make a list with the landlord present, you have 15 days from the day the 
security deposit was paid to make a list, sign it, and give It to your 
landlord. The landlord may have his own list. No matter what the list, 
make sure you keep a copy signed by the landlord. 

After you move out, the landlord has 30 days to return the security depos- 
it. If he claims that you damaged the apartment and intends to use the 
security deposit to make repairs, he must give you a written list of the 
damages and the cost to repair them along with the remaining money from 
your deposit within 30 days. The list must not Include any of the damages 
that were on the list made when you first moved In. The landlord who 
loses the list of damages that was made when the tenant moved In must 
return the full security deposit even If the tenant still has his copy. 
Also, you cannot be charged for reasonable wear or tear to the apartment, 
such as dirt on the walls or carpets. Failure of the landlord to return 
the deposit or an itemized list of damages within 30 days gives the tenant 
the right to sue the landlord In small claims court. 

Repairs in Your Apartment 

If your apartment is in need of repair, there are several ways to encour- 
age the landlord to make them. First, make sure the landlord knows what 
the problems are. Send a dated letter listing the repairs needed, retain- 
ing copy of the letter for your records. Allow a reasonable time for hire 
to respond, as determined by the conditions In disrepair. 

If the landlord Ignores your request, call the Health Department and ask 
for an Inspection. Have a list of needed repairs In hand when the Inspec- 
tor arrives. A list of state requirements that must be met by the land- 
lord Is available in the SGA office. 

The Inspector will send a list of violations to the landlord and give him 
a period of time, which can be 2U hours to 30 days, depending on the viola- 
tion, In which to make the repairs. If the landlord does not make the 
repairs in the time specified, he can be prosecuted. 



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Thanksgiving Recess ends 
Residence Halls open at 12:00 noon 


27 






Basketball - Men, Wentworth Institute of Tech., 8:00 pm, HOME 


28 






Basketball - Women, Worcester Polytech, 7:00 pa, AWAY 
Hockey, Connecticut College, 8:00, HOME 


29 






Harrod Lecture, Conlon Music 150, 3:30 pn 
English Department Play, "Survival at Auschwitz", 
Weston Auditorium, 3:30 pm 


30 




DEC. 
1988 


Basketball, Western New England College 

Women, 6:00 pm; Men, 8:00 pm, HOME 


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Stage Right Theatre Production (Title T.B.A.), Weston Auditorium 


2 






Basketball. Curry College, Women, 2:00 pm; Men 4:00 pra, HOME 

Hockey, Nichols College, Dudley, MA, AWAY 

Indoor Track, Men & Women, Harvard University, AWAY 

Stage Right Theatre Production, (Title TBA) , Weston Auditorium 


3 





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There are a few more assertive ways to have repairs made. If an appliance 
that comes with the apartment is not working, and the landlord has been 
notified, but seems to be taking his time about fixing it, the tenant has 
a legal right to negotiate a rent deduction with the landlord. This is an 
instance when having a good working relationship with your landlord can be 
very valuable. 

Another way to get your landlord moving is to withhold rent until the 
repairs needed are made. There are certain rules you must follow to legal- 
ly withhold rent. The first step in rent withholding is to get legal 
advice because you can be evicted if you don't follow the legal procedure 
correctly. Before you can start withholding rent you must be paid up in 
your rent. You must have an inspection by the Health Department and the 
inspector must find and report a violation, not caused by you, which may 
endanger or materially impair the health and safety of the occupants. The 
violation must be repairable without your evacuating the apartment. The 
next step is to notify your landlord, by certified mail, that you have a 
report of the dangerous or unhealthy conditions, and state that you will 
withhold the rent until they are fixed. 

One other method to have repairs made is called Repair and Deduct. 
There is a legal procedure that must be followed so once again legal ad- 
vice should be sought before acting on this. First, a health inspector 
must examine the apartment and find a violation which is endangering or 
materially impairs the notice of the violation to the landlord. Your 
landlord usually has 5 days to begin or contract for the repairs and must 
complete them within 2 weeks. If he doesn't comply, you may have them 
completed and deduct the cost from the rent. However, you may not spend 
more than A month's rent each year to make repairs. Again, seek legal 
advice when taking action! 

Eviction 

In order to evict the tenant, the landlord must follow a legal procedure. 
He cannot lock you out or physically throw you out. It is illegal for him 
to get you out without first notifying you and then getting a court order. 

The notice the landlord sends you telling you to leave is called notice 
to quit. This is not a court document and it is illegal for your land- 
lord to make it look as if it is. The notice usually says that you should 
quit the premises within a certain number of days, and the reason for 
the eviction. 

If you have a lease, the only two reasons that your landlord can use to 
evict you are non-payment of rent or violating one of the provisions of 
the lease. For nonpayment of rent, your landlord must give a IU day writ- 
ten notice but if you pay the total amount of rent due within ten days of 
receiving this notice he cannot proceed with the eviction. 

Tenants without leases can be evicted for any reason, or no reason, but 
still must receive the proper notice. Once the notice is delivered, the 
tenant need not leave immediately. A summons must be served after the 
expiration of the written notice. The summons must be answered within 
seven days. Therefore, legal advice should be obtained as soon as possi- 
ble. You must go to court, as the summons directs, with a list of defens- 
es to the eviction. For example, you've paid your rent and have receipts 



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DECEMBER, 1988 





Stage Right Theatre Production (Title TBA) , McKay Auditorium 


4 




Hockey, Stonehlll College, North Easton, MA, AWAY 


5 




Basketball - Women, Pine Manor College, 7:00 pm, HOME 


6 




Red Cross Bloodmoblle, Hammond Building, G-04 
F.S.C. Band Concert, Weston Auditorium, 7:30 pm 


7 




Basketball - Women, Elms College, Chlcopee, MA, 7:00 pm, 


AWAY 


8 




Last Day of fall semester classes 




9 




Indoor Track - Men & Women, Tufts University, AWAY 
Hockey, St. Michael's College, 8:00 pm, HOME 


10 



to prove it, you are legally withholding your rent, or your landlord 
didn't follow the eviction procedures correctly. 

Even if the defense if valid, the judge may not rule in your favor. If 
the verdict favors the landlord, an "execution" will be issued which will 
order your eviction on a certain date. However, the judge may issue a 
stay of execution enabling you to remain up to six months. 

You cannot be evicted within six months of charging your landlord with 
violating a health ordinance because the court assumes the landlord is 
Just acting vengefully. 

Rooming Houses 

If you live in a rooming house your rights depend on how long you have 
lived there: less than 30 days, 30 days to 3 months, or 3 months or long- 
er. If you have lived in a boarding house for less than 30 days, you have 
few rights. Your landlord can tell you to move out at any time, but he 
must go to court to force you out. Your landlord may not lock you out or 
physically throw you out of your room. 

If you have lived in your boarding house for more than 30 consecutive days 
but less than 3 consecutive months, you don't have to move out unless your 
landlord tells you in writing at least seven days before the day he wants 
you to move. During those seven days, your landlord may not lock you out 
or throw you out of your room. 

After the seven days are up, your landlord must go to court and get a 
court ordered eviction notice to force you to move. 

If you have lived in your rooming house for more than three consecutive 
months, you have the same rights as a tenant at will who lives in an 
apartment. Your landlord must go through the same process described previ- 
ously before you can be evicted. 



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DECEMBER, 1988 







11 




Final semester examinations 

National Drugged and Drunk Driving Awareness Week 


12 




Final semester examinations 

National Drugged and Drunk Driving Awareness Week 


13 




Final semester examinations 

National Drugged and Drunk Driving Awareness Week 


14 




Final semester examinations 

National Drugged and Drunk Driving Awareness Week 


15 




Final semester examinations 

National Drugged and Drunk Driving Awareness Week 


16 




National Drugged and Drunk Driving Awareness Week 


17 



Student 
Judicial 
Code 



DECEMBER, 1988 





National Drugged and Drunk Driving Awareness 


Week 


18 




Final semester examinations 


19 




Final semester examinations 


20 




Final semester examinations 


21 




Final semester examinations 


22 




Final semester examinations 
Semester Break begins at 3:30 pm 
Residence Halls close at 5:00 pm 


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STUDENT JUDICIAL CODE 



The Student Judicial Board shall be composed of eight (8) members; One (1) 
Chairperson, Six (6) Justices, Two (2) who serve as non-voting Justices on 
an alternating basis, and One (1) Hearing Officer. These eight members 
will be selected by a majority vote of the Judicial Board Selection Commit- 
tee to be composed of the eight current members and the Advisor to the 
Board. 

There shall be well-publicized notices of openings on the Judicial 
Board. 

Any full-time student in good standing shall be eligible to petition 
the Committee for an appointment to the Judicial Board. 

The Judicial Selection Committee may not recommend any of its members 
to the S.G.A. Executive Council for reappointment . They will Interview 
all other applicants . The Committee will take the results of the inter- 
views and make recommendations to the S.G.A. Executive Council for the 
approval of the appointments . These interviews will take place during 
the month of April each year. 

If by June 1 the S.G.A. Executive Council has failed to fill any of the 
eight (8) vacancies on the Board; these positions will be filled by the 
Judicial Board Advisor. 

There shall be chosen, by majority vote of the new Judicial Board, from 
the (8) students selected for the Judicial Board positions: 

A student who shall serve as Chairperson and conduct the proceedings of 
the Judicial Board for one full year. 

A student who shall serve as Hearing Officer, and in consultation with 
the Advisor: 

Receive and determine the validity of all complaints brought before 
him or her; 

Coordinate action heard by the Board; 

Have any powers necessary to do so which are not Inconsistent with 
these or any other College regulations ; 

Shall determine that all Sanctions have been completed within the 
time specified and will bring forth any violation of those Sanc- 
tions; and 

Will participate In discussion but will not vote In determlnat Ion 
of responsibility and/or determination of Sanctions . 

The terra of office for each Judicial Board raombor and the Hearing Officer 
shal 1 be one year . 



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26 




Indoor Track, Men & Women, Boston College Classic, 
Chestnut Hill, MA, AWAY 


27 






28 






29 




"New Year's Eve In Montreal", Alumni Affairs, Buses leave 


1 : 30ara 


30 




"New Year's Eve in Montreal", Alumni Affairs 


31 



If a Judicial Board member or the Hearing Officer shall be unable to 
complete the term, a replacement will be chosen by the Judicial Board 
Selection Committee. 

Any Judicial Board member interested in returning for an additional 

term will submit a Letter of Intent to the Judicial Board Advisor who 

may recommend appointment subject to the approval of the S.G.A. Execu- 
tive Council. 

The Advisor may hear motions for dismissal of any Judicial Board member 
for improper conduct or abuse of that position. The Advisor shall allow a 
hearing for the Judicial Board member to explain his/her conduct and then 
shall decide on the motion, If the Judicial Board member is dismissed, 
the dismissal may be appealed to the Vice President for Student Affairs. 
Any Judicial Board member who has been properly dismissed is not eligible 
to serve another term. 

Procedure 

There shall be one meeting of the Judicial Board as soon as possible after 
its selection for the purpose of setting up internal operating proce- 
dures. A copy of these procedures will be made available to any student 
upon request, and shall be filed with the Student Government Association 
Secretary and the Student Affairs Office. 

Any member of the College community may bring a complaint before the 
Hearing Officer or the appropriate Vice President' s Office within four- 
teen (14) class days of discovery of alleged misconduct by a student. 

Any complaint emanating from the residence halls may be referred to the 
Residence Hall Judicial Board. 

Within three class days of receipt of such notification, the Hearing 
Officer or the Vice President' s Office shall deliver written notice to 
the student charged. Such notice shall Include: 

The alleged offense; 

The name of the party making the complaint ; 

The time and place of the Hearing; 

That the failure to appear will result In the case being heard In 
the charged student' s absence; 

Information of his/her right to know the names of witnesses against 
him/her, to present witnesses In his/her behalf; and/or to request 
a reasonable postponement of the Hearing date; 

A copy of these regnlat Ions ; and 

Informat ion for arranging consultat Ion with the Hearing Officer or 
appropriate Vice President or designee . 



52 



JANUARY, 1989 




"New Year's Eve in Montreal", Alumni Affairs, 
Return to Fitchburg 


1 






2 




Hockey, University of Massachusetts-Boston, 7:30 pm, AWAY 


3 






4 






5 




Indoor Track - Men & Women, Dartmouth College Relays, 
Hanover, NH, AWAY 


6 




Basketball - Plymouth State College; 

Women, 6:00 pm; Men, 8:00 pm, HOME 
Hockey, Suffolk University, 8:00 pm, HOME 
Indoor Track - Men & Women, Dartmouth College Relays, 

Hanover, NH, AWAY 


7 



The accused shall have five (5) class days after receiving notification to 
arrange for a consultation with the Hearing Officer and Judicial Board 
Advisor to: 

Receive more information regarding the Judicial Code, procedures, 
rights or the complaint; 

Acknowledge responsibility for the act; 

Choose to have an administrative Hearing. 

This decision, once made, is binding on the accused. Judicial cases occur- 
ring during the time that the Student Judicial Board is not in session 
(Thanksgiving, Christmas, Spring vacations, Summer and the first two weeks 
of the Fall Semester) will be referred to the appropriate Vice President 
for a hearing and disposition. 

In case of a complaint dealing with academic violations, the complaining 
party will bring a complaint forward to the Academic Vice President. The 
Academic Vice President will then notify the accused of pending action. 

In case of complaint dealing with academic dishonesty, the Academic Vice 
President's office will be requested to have representation in all hear- 
ings pertaining to the case. 

A Hearing shall be within six (6) to ten (10) class days of the original 
notification to the accused unless the Hearing Officer and Judicial Board 
Advisor, at their discretion, grant a delay to the accused. All Hearings 
are open only to the accused, accuser and others taking part In the pro- 
ceedings. A witness may not testify In the absence of the accused unless 
the accused falls to appear and the Hearing Is held In his/her absence. 

A quorum Is four (4) Justices. In case a quorum is not present, the Chair- 
person shall dismiss the Hearing to the earliest possible time a quorum 
may be constituted within the next two class days. 

A member of the Judicial Board who Is In any way an interested party to 
the proceeding shall disqualify himself/herself from the Hearing. 

The accused shall have the right to question the complainant and all wit- 
nesses . 

The Hearing shall be conducted In an informal manner. Rules of evidence 
need not be applied, and the Judicial Board, by unanimous vote of those 
Justices present, may decide whether to consider any piece of evidence 
presented. 

The Chairperson may adjourn or recess the proceedings at any time during 
the proceedings providing the proceedings reconvene within five school 
days . 

In reaching a decision, the Judicial Board shall consider only matters 
Introduced into evidence at the Hearing. 

Any decision of the Judicial Board must be arrived at by a majority vote 
of those Justices present 



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Indoor Track - Men & Women, Dartmouth College Relays, 
Hanover, NH, AWAY 


8 






9 




Basketball, Worcester State College, 

Women, 5:30 pin; Men, 7:30 pm, AWAY 
Hockey, Bentley College, 8:00 pm, AWAY 


10 






11 




Hockey, American International College, 8:00 pm, HOME 


12 






13 




Basketball, Salem State College, 

Women, 2:00 pm; Men, 4:00 pm, HOME 


14 



Within two (2) class days of a hearing, the Judicial Board shall deliver 
to the accused and to the President of the College, a written notice of 
its decision, including its recommended Sanction, and notice to the ac- 
cused of right to appeal. 

All proceedings of the Judicial Board will be tape-recorded. A copy of 
this recording will be available to the accused for the purpose of prepar- 
ing an appeal; and then will be turned over to the Office of the appropri- 
ate Vice President. 

Appeals Board 

The Appeals Board shall consist of three (3) members, two of which shall 
constitute a quorum: 

One (1) student - not a member of the Judicial Board, to be chosen by 
the S.G.A. Executive Council or the President of the College In the 
absence of a nomination from the S.G.A. Executive Council. 

One (1) faculty - to be chosen by the Faculty Association or the Presi- 
dent of the College In the absence of a nomination from the Faculty 
Association. 

One (1) administrator - to be chosen by the President of the College. 

The term of office for each Appeals Board member shall be one (1) year. 
If any appeal board member should be unable to complete the term, a re- 
placement will be chosen by the appropriate segment of the community. 

There shall be one meeting of the Appeals Board as soon as possible after 
its election for the purpose of setting up internal operating procedures. 
A copy of these procedures shall be made available to any member of the 
college community upon request. 

The accused may within five (5) class days of the Judicial Board decision, 
request an appeal to the Appeals Board. Cases will be considered for 
appeal based on the following criteria: 

Insufficient evidence to determine responsibility; 

Evidence of prejudicial error; 

Excessive Sanction; 

New evidence; 

V lolatlon of due process; or 

Other extenuat Ing c Ircumstances as determined by the Appeals Board. 

Within two (2) class days the Appeals Board shall notify the accused of 
its decision to hear or not hoar the appeal. 

A Hearing shall be within flvp (5) class days of the decision to hear the 
appeal unless the Appeals Board at its discretion, grants a delay to the 



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JANUARY, 1989 







15 




Martin Luther King Day - No Classes 

College Opens; Residence Halls open for students at 12:00 Noon 

Hockey, Western New England College, Springfield, MA, 8 pra AWAY 


16 




Department Meetings and Student Advising 
Basketball, Southeastern Massachusetts University, 
Women, 6:00 pm; Men, 8:00 pm, HOME 


17 




Spring Semester Classes begin at 8:30 am 


18 




Basketball, Anna Maria College, Women, 6 pm; Men, 8 pm, HOME 
Hockey, Plymouth State College, 5:00 pm, AWAY 


19 






20 




Basketball, Westfield State College, Women, 2 pra; Men A pra, AWAY 

Hockey, Salem State College, 8:00 pra, HOME 

Indoor Track - Men, U.S. Coast Guard Academy, New London, CT 

1:00 pm, AWAY 
Indoor Track - Women, T.B.A. t AWAY 


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accused. All hearings are open only to those taking part in the proceed- 
ings, and, in no case, will a witness testify in the absence of the defen- 
dant. 

The members of the Appeals Board shall select a Chairperson who shall 
conduct the proceedings of the Board for one full year. 

The same basic procedure followed by the Judicial Board shall be used 
by the Appeals Board when hearing an appeal. 

The accused may, within five (5) class days of the Appeals Board deci- 
sion, request an appeal to the President of the College whose decision 
Is final. 

Violations 

Conduct which occurs off-campus (within the geographic limits of the 
Fitchburg- Leominster Standard Metropolitan Statistical area (SMSA), and 
which would constitute a violation of any of the following offenses if it 
occurred on campus, and which results in injury or deprivation of the 
rights of others or is a violation of State and/or local law, is subject 
to the judicial process. Depending on the violation it will be appropriat- 
ed leveled In accordance with the current levels for purposes of a Hear- 
ing. 

The Judicial Board System will also hear violations of: 



;vej 
Broad range of Sanctions apply up to and including Expulsion. 

Racial, sexual, physical abuse or any action which may subject a stu- 
dent or any other person to physical or mental danger or Injury or 
violation of Chapter 269 as amended of Massachusetts Law: An Act Pro- 
hibiting the Practice of Hazing. 

Theft of property or services on campus or at College- sponsored events; 
knowingly possessing stolen property. 

Intentionally or recklessly destroying or damaging the property of the 
College or others. 

Unauthorized distribution or possession for the purpose of dlstrlbut Ion 
of any controlled substance or Illegal drugs or alcohol on College 
property or at any College- sponsored event. 

False reports of fires or other dangerous conditions (except those 
resulting from reasonable error or accident) . 

Intent lonal ly or reckless ly misusing or damaging fire safety equipment . 

Knowingly violating the terms of any disciplinary Sanction Imposed by 
any Judicial Board In accordance with any of the Judicial Codes or 
written notices from a college official. 

Possess Ion or use of f Irearms , f Ireworks or other hazardous or danger- 
ous weapons or substances on campus or at any Col lege- sponsored event. 



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JANUARY, 1989 






22 




Hockey, West field State College, 7:30 pra, AWAY 


23 




Basketball, Framingham State College, 

Women, 6:00 pm; Men, 8:00 pro, HOME 


24 






25 




Basketball - Women, Emmanuel College, Boston, 7:00 pm, AWAY 
Basketball - Men, Suffolk University, Boston, 8:00 pm, AWAY 


26 




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27 




Basketball, North Adams State College, 

Women, 2:00 pm; Men, 4:00 pm, HOME 
Hockey, Tufts University, AWAY 

Indoor Track - Women, Bates College, Lewiston, ME, AWAY 
Indoor Track - Men, Williams College, Williamstown, MA, AWAY 


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Level II 

Broad range of Sanctions may apply up to and Including Suspension. 

Unauthorized possession or use of any controlled substance or illegal 
drugs including alcohol on College property or at any college-sponsored 
event. 

Intentionally or recklessly interfering with normal College-sponsored 
activities or substantially interfering with an individual' s freedom of 
expression including but not limited to: studying, teaching, research, 
discrimination or harassment of any kind. 

All forms of academic dishonesty Including cheating, fabrications , 
plagiarism, or facilitating academic dishonesty. 

Tampering with or falsifying any College record or official document or 
the records of Judicial groups or knowingly submitting false informa- 
tion for incorporation In such records. 

Representing oneself as another person with or without that person's 
permission. 

L evel III 

Broad range of Sanctions apply up to and Including Probation I. 

Failure to adhere to College Alcohol Policy, the policies of the Union 
Stop Pub or other alcohol rules and regulations . 

Failure to adhere to any College policy stated In the College Cata- 
logue, Student Handbook, Housing Occupancy Agreement or other official 
College publications of rules/regulations or guidelines . 

Failure to produce a valid personal I.D. upon request to any person who 
properly Identifies himself /herself as acting In an official capacity. 

Sanctloni 

The President of the College may impose the following: 

Immediate Suspension 

The President of the College may act to remove Immediately from the campus 
as necessary any student who may be acting contrary to the safety or well 
being of himself/herself, others, or the property of the College. A hear- 
ing shall be conducted within five (5) days of such action. 

The Judicial Board may impose any of the following Sanctions or combina- 
tion thereof following a finding of responsibility. 

Expulsl pn 

Permanent removal from the College. See Eligibility Status. 

Suspension I 

Removal from the College Review for readmlttance will be granted only 
after the expiration of two calendar years from time of removal. See 
Eligibility Status. 



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Indoor Track - Women, Boston University Invitational, AWAY 
Indoor Track - Men, Greater Boston Track Club, Cambridge, AWAY 


29 






Hockey, Assumption College, 7:00 pm, AWAY 


30 






Last Day for dropping or adding Spring semester classes 
Basketball, Bridgewater State College, 

Women, 6:00 pro; Men, 8:00 pm, HOME 


31 




FEB. 
1989 




1 






Basketball, Rhode Island College, Women, 6 pm; Men 8 pm, HOME 
Hockey, Worcester State College, AWAY 


2 








3 






Basketball, Worcester State College, 

Women, 5:30 pm; Men, 7:30 pm, HOME 
Indoor Track - Men, Dartmouth College Open, Hanover, NH, AWAY 
Indoor Track - Women, Williams College, Williamstown, MA, AWAY 


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Suspension II 

Removal from the College for a period of one or two semesters or balance 
thereof. No* registration, class attendance, participation In 
co-currlcular activities, or College housing will be permitted during this 
time. See Eligibility Status. 

Suspended Suspension 

A suspended removal from the College for a period of one or two semesters 
or balance thereof. Any proven offense committed during this period will 
cause the suspension to take effect for the balance of the period in addi- 
tion to the Sanction given for the latest offense. See Eligibility Sta- 
tus . 

Probation I 

A period of time during which a student's actions are subject to close 

examination. Any violation of the Judicial code during this period can be 

heard with attention given to prior Judicial History. See Eligibility 

Status. 

Probation II 

A period of time during which a student's actions are subject to close 
examination. Any violation of the Judicial Code during this period can be 
heard with attention given to prior Judicial History. 

Restriction 

A student may be denied access to any college building, area, activity, 

class or academic program. 

Education/College Community Service 

A student may be assigned some type of community service or educational 

project. 

Fines 

A levy of a fine up to three times the value of the property taken from a 
rightful owner without authorization, or property willfully damaged, de- 
stroyed or abused. Money collected in excess of property value will be 
turned over to a Student Loan or Scholarship Fund. 

Restitution 

Compensation for damage or offense committed through the payment of money 
or through appropriate work requirement related to the offense, which work 
in no way degrades the individual or inhibits academic progress. 

Censure 

A written reprimand. The writing will also state that further occurrence 
of the given offense may be considered with attention given to prior Judi- 
cial history. 

Admon i t ion 

A written warning or advice that certain conduct has been offensive. 



'./ 



FEBRUARY, 1989 





Indoor Track - Men & Women, T.B.A., Cambridge, MA, 


AWAY 


5 




National Collegiate Drug Awareness Week 


6 




Basketball, Salem State College, Women, 6 pro; Men, 
Hockey, Framingham State College, 8:00 pm, HOME 
National Collegiate Drug Awareness Week 


8 pm, AWAY 


7 




National Collegiate Drug Awareness Week 


8 




Basketball, Nichols College, Dudley, MA, 

Women, 6:00 pm; Men, 8:00 pm, AWAY 
National Collegiate Drug Awareness Week 


9 




National Collegiate Drug Awareness Week 


10 




Indoor Track - Men & Women, Bates College, Lewlston, ME, AWAY 
National Collegiate Drug Awareness Week 


11 



Eligibility Status 

A student on Academic Probation, Disciplinary Probation I, Suspended Sus- 
pension, Suspension I or II, or Expulsion will not be allowed to serve on 
campus representative committees, hold elected office or appointed campus 
wide office or be a member of any intercollegiate athletic team, nor shall 
he/she be eligible to apply for campus-based financial aid during the 
second semester of a two semester Sanction. 

Records 

Records of the Judicial Board will be maintained In the Student Affairs 
Office. Such records shall normally be kept on file for one full academic 
year, portion thereof, or for the duration of the Sanction. In the case 
of Suspension a note to that effect will also be on file In the Regis- 
trar's Office as part of the student's permanent folder. All records will 
be governed by Federal and State Laws as Is applicable. 

Decisions 

All decisions of the Judicial Board are subject to final approval of Che 
President of the College. 

Waiver 

Any student may waive any of his/her rights hereunder, including the stu- 
dent's right to a Hearing. By agreement of the Hearing Officer and the 
students who are patties to any action, a step in the Hearing procedure 
may be postponed for the purpose of resolution by agreement of parties. 



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The rules and regulations and the operation of the Judicial Board shall be 
evaluated no later than six (6) weeks after the beginning of the second 
semester by the. Student Affairs Committee of the All College Committee and 
the Student Government Association Executive Council. 



}| 



FEBRUARY, 1989 





National Collegiate Drug Awareness Week 


12 








13 






Final Day for making up incomplete grades from previous semester 
Basketball, Westfield State College,, 

Women, 6:00 pra; Men, 8:00 pro, HOME 


14 






Hockey, North Adams State College, 8:00 pm, HOME 


15 






U.S. and Massachusetts Constitution Examination 


16 








17 






Basketball, Fraraingham State College, 

Women, 6:00 pm; Men, 8:00 pm, AWAY 
Hockey, New Hampshire College, AWAY 
Indoor Track - Men, N.E. Ill, AWAY 
Indoor Track - Women, Dartmouth College Open, Hanover, NH, AWAY 


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Miscellaneous 



FEBRUARY, 1989 







19 




U.S. President's Day - No Classes 


20 




Basketball, North Adams State College, 

Women, 5:30 pm; Men, 7:30 pro, AWAY 


21 




Harrod Lecture, Conlon Music 150, 3:30 pm 


22 




Basketball, Bridgewater State College, 

Women, 6:00 pm; Men, 8:00 pm, AWAY 


23 




Indoor Track - Men, All N.E., AWAY 





24 




Indoor Track - Men, All N.E., AWAY 
Indoor Track - Women, All N.E., AWAY 




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MISCELLANEOUS 



Standards and Procedures for Involuntary Administrative Vithdraval 

A student will be subject to involuntary administrative withdrawal froa 
Fitchburg State College, or froa Fitchburg State residence halls, if it is 
determined, by clear and convincing evidence, that the student is suffer- 
ing froa a aental disorder, and, as a result of the aental disorder: 

Has engaged or threatened to engage in behavior vhich poses a danger ::' 
causing physical hara to self or others, or has engaged or threatened 
to engage in behavior which would cause significant proper:- damage, or 
directly and substantially impede the lawful activities of others. 

These standards do not preclude reaoval froa the College, or College resi- 
dence halls, in accordance with provisions of the residence hall occur mmcj 
agreeaent, or other Fitchburg State College rules or regulations. 

Violation! of Disciplinary Regulations 

A student accused of violating Fitchburg State College's disciplinary 
regulations aay be diverted froa the disciplinary process and withdrawn in 
accordance with these Standards and Procedures, if it is established pursu- 
ant to thea that the student as a result of a aental disorder: 

Lacks the capacity to respond to pending disciplinary charges: cr 

Did not know the nature of wrongfulness of the conduct at the time of 
the offense. 

Students who are subject to disciplinary charges and who wish to rely cr. 
evidence of aental disorder when responding to such charges Bust so infora 
the Vice President for Student Affairs in writing at least two (2) busi- 
ness days prior to the date on which any disciplinary proceeding is sched- 
uled to be held. In any particular case in which it coaes to the atten- 
tion of the Vice President that a student intends to rely on such evidence 
in any disciplinary proceeding, the Vice President aay waive this tiae 
liait and aay postpone any disciplinary hearing then scheduled to be held. 

Whenever it has coae to the attention of the Vice Fresident that any stu- 
dent wishes to rely on evidence of aental disorder in connection with any 
disciplinary proceeding, the Vice President or designee shall promptly 
review such evidence. and, if deeaed necessary, shall aeet with the stu- 
dent for that purpose If the Vice President or designee deteraines that 
the evidence aay have aerit, he or she shall refer the student for evalua- 
tion in accordance with these procedures. If the Vice president or desig- 
nee deteraines that the evidence lacks aerit. he or she shall authorize 
any pending disciplinary proceeding to go forward, and no evidence of 
aental disorder aay be adaitted or considered In such proceeding. 

Nothing in these provisions shall be deemed to prevent the Vice Fresident 
or designee froa suspending or postponing any disciplinary proceeding If 
he or she has reason to believe that a student subject to such proceeding 



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Indoor Track • Women, All N.E., AWAY 


26 








27 








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MARCH 
1989 




1 








2 








3 






Indoor Track - Men & Women, E.C.A.C,, AWAY 


4 





should be diverted from it for the reasons set forth above, In any such 
case, the Vice President shall refer the student for evaluation in accor- 
dance with these procedures. 

Referral for Evaluation 

Whenever required or whenever the Vice President reasonably believes that 
a student nay meet the criteria set forth above, he or she shall refer 
such student for evaluation by an independent psychologist or psychiatrist 
chosen by the College and licensed to practice as such in Massachusetts. 
The student shall bear the cost of such evaluation. 

Any disciplinary proceeding that is pending at the time of such referral 
shall be suspended until the evaluation is completed. 

Any student referred for evaluation in accordance with this Section shall 
be so informed in writing, either by delivery in hand or by certified 
mail, and shall be given a copy of these Standards and Procedures. The 
evaluation must be completed within five (5) business days from the date 
of the referral letter, unless an extension is granted by the Vice Presi- 
dent for Student Affairs. The student may be accompanied by a licensed 
psychologist or psychiatrist of his or her choice, who may observe, but 
may not participate in, the evaluation process. Legal representation will 
not be permitted. 

If, upon completion of such evaluation, it is determined that the student 
does not meet the criteria set forth above, no further proceedings shall 
be conducted pursuant to these Standards and Proceedings, and any disci- 
plinary proceeding that is then pending shall resume. In every other 
case, the Vice President or designee shall take such further steps pursu- 
ant to these Standards and Procedures as are determined to be necessary or 
desirable . 

A student who fails or refuses to participate in or to complete an evalua- 
tion for which he or she has been referred in accordance with this section 
may be administratively withdrawn on an interim basis in accordance with 
the provisions of interim withdrawal and, in the event that any 
disciplinary proceedings are then pending, such proceeding may then be 
resumed. 

Interim Withdrawal 

An interim administrative withdrawal nay be implemented immediately for 
the reasons, set forth above or whenever the Vice President reasonably 
determines that a student nay be suffering from a mental disorder and that 
the student's behavior poses an imminent danger of: 

Causing serious physical harm to the student or others; or 

Causing significant property damage, or directly and substantially 
Impeding the lawful activities of others. 

Whenever the Vice President has nade such deterninat ion , he or she shall, 
if it has not already been done, promptly refer such student for an 
evaluation in accordance with the provisions above. 



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Indoor Track - Men & Women, E.C.A.C. , AWAY 


5 








6 








7 








8 








9 






Spring Vacation Begins, 4:30 pro 

Residence Halls close at 5:00 pro 

Indoor Track, Men & Women, N.C.A.A. , AWAY 


10 






Indoor Track - Men & Women, N.C.A.A., AWAY 


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A student subject to an interim withdrawal shall be given written notice 
of the withdrawal either by delivery in hand or by certified mail, and 
shall be given a copy of these Standards and Procedures. The student 
shall then be given an opportunity to appear personally before the Vice 
President for Student Affairs or a designee within two (2) business days 
from the effective date of the interim withdrawal, in order to review the 
following issues only: 

The reliability of the information concerning the student' s behavior; 

Whether or not the student's behavior poses a danger of causing immi- 
nent, serious physical harm to the student or others, causing signifi- 
cant property damage, or directly and substantially impeding the lawful 
activities of others; and where appropriate , whether or not the student 
has completed an evaluation in accordance with the referral for evalua- 
tion provision. 

A student subject to interim withdrawal may be assisted in the proceeding 
specified above by a family member and/or a licensed psychologist or psy- 
chiatrist, or, in lieu of a licensed psychologist or psychiatrist, by a 
member of the faculty or staff of the College. Students will be expect- 
ed to speak for themselves whenever possible. 

Following completion of these proceedings, the Vice President shall deter- 
mine whether to revoke the interim withdrawal or to cause it to remain in 
effect. He or she shall give prompt written notice of his decision in 
that regard to the student. Every interim withdrawal shall remain in 
effect for such period as the Vice President shall determine but in no 
event shall it remain in effect beyond the date on which a decision shall 
have been pursuant to a hearing as provided below. 

Any student who has been referred for an evaluation in accordance with 
these provisions shall be accorded a hearing within seven (7) business 
days after such evaluation has been completed. If a student is subject at 
that time to an interim withdrawal, the interim withdrawal shall remain in 
effect pending completion of such hearing unless the Vice President shall 
have sooner revoked it; provided however that the student will be allowed 
to enter upon the campus to attend a hearing, or for other necessary pur- 
poses, as authorized In writing by the Vice President. 

Hearing 

Students subject to an Involuntary withdrawal shall be accorded a hearing 
before the Vice President for Student Affairs or a designee. The hearing 
shall be Informal and shall be conducted In accordance with the following 
guidelines : 

Students will be informed of the time, date and location of the infor- 
mal hearing. In writing, either by personal delivery or cert If led mall, 
at least two (2) business dnys In advance; 

The entire case file. Including an evaluat Ion prepared pursuant to 
these St andards and Procedures , and the names of prospect Ive witnesses, 
will be aval lable for Inspect Ion by the student til the Vice Pres Ident 
for Student Affairs' office during normal business hours. The file. 



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which should be available at least two (2) business days before the 
Informal hearing, need not Include the personal and confidential notes 
of any college official or participant In the evaluation process; 

The Informal hearing shall be conversational and non-adversarial . 
Formal rules of evidence will not apply. The Vice President for Stu- 
dent Affairs or designee shall exercise active control over the proceed- 
ings to avoid needless consumption of time and to achieve the orderly 
completion of the hearing. Any person who disrupts the hearing may be 
excluded; 

The student may choose to be assisted by a family member and/or a li- 
censed psychologist or psychiatrist , by a member of the faculty or a 
staff member of the College. 

Those assisting the student will be given reasonable time to ask rele- 
vant questions of any Individual appearing at the Informal hearing, as 
well as to present relevant evidence; 

At the request of the student, a Fltchburg State College faculty member 
will be appointed to review and challenge any evaluation containing a 
recommendation for involuntary withdrawal. The faculty member will be 
selected In advance by the Vice President after consultation with the 
Chapter President of the Faculty Association. The faculty member shall 
be given notice of the Informal hearing, and access to the case file, 
In accordance with procedure mentioned above. Furthermore , the faculty 
member will be given reasonable time at the hearing to ask relevant 
questions and to present relevant evidence designed to challenge any 
recommendation that the student be Involuntarily withdrawn from the 
College; 

Whenever possible , the student will be expected to respond to questions 
asked by the Vice President for Student Affairs or designee . Students 
who refuse to answer on grounds of the Fifth Amendment privilege may be 
Informed that the Vice President for Student Affairs or designee could 
draw a negative Inference from their refusal which might result in 
their dismissal from the college in accordance with these Standards and 
Procedures ; 

The hearing may be conducted In the absence of a student who fails to 
appear after a proper notice; 

The mental health professional who prepared the evaluation pursuant to 
these Standards and Procedures shall appear at the hearing to respond 
to relevant questions , upon the request of any party, if the Vice Presi- 
dent for Student Affairs or designee determines that such appearance Is 
necessary or des liable for the resolution of a disposition Issue In the 
case; 

The Vice President for Student Affairs or designee may permit a Fltch- 
burg State College official, and the mental health professional who 
prepared the evaluation , to appear at the hearing and to present evi- 
dence In support of any withdrawal recommendation. Such evidence 
will not he present ed by legal counsel for Fltchburg State College; and 



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Spring Vacation Ends 

Residence Halls open at 12:00 noon 


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20 






21 




Final day for withdrawal from classes without penalty 
Harrod Lecture, Gonlon Music ISO, 3:30 pm 


22 






23 






24 




Baseball, Anna Maria College, 1:00 pm, HOME 


25 



The hearing shall be tape-recorded by the Vice President for Student 
Affairs or designee. The tape(s) shall be kept with the pertinent case 
file for as long as the case file is maintained by the College. 

Within five (5) business days following the completion of a hearing, the 
Vice President for Student Affairs or designee shall render a decision 
concerning the question of whether the student should or should not be 
involuntarily withdrawn from the College. The Vice President or designee 
shall decide that a student should be involuntarily withdrawn from the 
College only upon a determination, based on clear and convincing evidence, 
that these standards have been met. 

If the Vice President decides that the student should be involuntarily 
withdrawn from the College, he or she shall set forth such findings of 
fact and the reasons on which the decision is based. He or she shall also 
state the date after which a petition for reinstatement will be considered 
and any conditions that must be fulfilled before any such petition may be 
submitted. 

The decision of the Vice President shall be transmitted to the student in 
writing, either by certified mail or by delivery in hand. 

The decision of the Vice President for Student Affairs or designee with 
the approval of the College President shall be final and conclusive and 
not subject to appeal. 

Deviations from Established Procedures 

Reasonable deviations from these procedures will not invalidate a decision 
or proceedings unless significant prejudice to a student may result. 

Notes 

1. Based upon the definitions of various mental disorders provided by the 
current American Psychiatric Association Diagnostic Manual, 
(DSM-111). 

2. Such notice may also be given by a family member, or by others advising 
or assisting the student. 

3. In these procedures, a college official, faculty member, staff member 
or administrator who is an attorney will be regarded as "legal coun- 
sel" . 

U. The provision may be Invoked In factually complicated cases when reli- 
ance upon n written evaluation may not be sufficient. 



Accidents 

All accidents should be reported to the Student Affairs Office, Public 
Safety or the Health Service. 



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27 




Softball, University of Massachusetts - Boston, 3:30 pra, HOME 


28 






29 




Softball, Mount Holyoke College, 3:30 pm, AWAY 


30 




Baseball, Southern Connecticut State University, 1:00 pra, HOME 


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APRIL 
1989 


Track & Field - Men, Fltchburg State College Invitational, 

11:00 am, HOME 
Softball, Southeastern Massachusetts State U. , 1:00 pm, AWAY 
Baseball, Bates College, 1:00 pra, HOME 


1 



Animals on Campus 

Due to health and safety considerations, no animals can be allowed on 
campus or in campus buildings at any time. Obvious exceptions are 
seeing-eye dogs and laboratory animals. 

Bicycle Parking and Storage 

Bicycles are a useful means of transportation around campus and town. 
Parking for bicycles can be found at the entrances to the Campus Center 
and lower level of the Sanders Building. Storage of bikes for residence 
hall occupants is available. Contact the residence hall staff. 

Bulletin Boards 

Bulletin Boards are available in most campus buildings. Most signs, an- 
nouncements, etc., must be approved by SGA or the Student Affairs Office 
prior to being posted. The SGA also maintains a number of bulletin boards 
across campus. Check with the SGA office for specific information 
regarding location and guidelines for use. 

Cancellation of Classes 

In the event of inclement weather, the cancellation of classes will be 
reported on WBZ, WEIM, WFGL, WTAG, WLMS , and WEEI radio stations. 

Faculty absences are posted daily in the Condike Science Building and 
Thompson Hall Bulletin Boards. Call (617) DIAL999 for a recorded message 
on faculty absences and school cancellation. 

Change of Name or Address 

You should promptly report any change of name or address to the 
Registrar's Office so that your permanent record can be corrected 
accordingly. 

Confidentiality of Student Records 

This is a summary of the Massachusetts State College System Guidelines 

pertaining to Confidentiality of Student Records. Copies of the 

Guidelines are available for study at the library and at offices where 

records are kept. 

Education Records include records, files, documents and other materials 
which ... contain inf orrat iondi rec t ly related to a student and are maintained 
by an educational agency or institution. The following are excluded: 
personal files of faculty and admins 1 trators ; law enforcement rproul-. , 
medical, psychiatric, or psychological records, and employment records of 
non-student personnel 

Access Rights of Students Students have access to records other than 
those pertaining to parental financial information and those containing 
confidential evaluations and recommenda t 1 o n s written prior to January 1. 
1975. A student may waive his/her right to access to materials suhm 1 t t i<l 



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APRIL, 


1989 






2 




Softball, Nichols College, 3:30 pm, AWAY 

Baseball, Western Connecticut State University, 3:30 pm, HOME 


3 






U 




Track & Field - Women, University of Lowell , 3:30 pm, HOME 
Baseball, New Hampshire College, Manchester, NH, 3:00 pm, AWAY 
Softball, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 4:30 pra, HOME 


5 




Softball, Eastern Nazarene College, Quincy, MA, 3:00 pm, AWAY 


6 






7 




Track & Field - Men & Women, Fitchburg State College Co-Ed 

Invitational, 11:00 am, HOME 
Softball, Worcester State College, 1:00 pm, HOME 
Baseball, Worcester State College, 1:00 pm, HOME 


8 



after that date but must not be required to do so. When a waiver has been 
employed, the student may, upon request, be notified of the names of those 
who have submitted evaluations or recommendations. 

Access Rights of Others. No one shall have access to education records 
without written consent by the student except for the following: 

Faculty and staff who have a legitimate Interest; 

Federal auditors who require Information by state and federal statute; 

Financial aid personnel processing applications; 

Research agencies which must use data In such a way that Individuals 
cannot be Identified and who will destroy the Information when It Is no 
longer needed; 

Accrediting agencies; 

Parents of dependent students under certain conditions; 

Others In emergency situations Involving health or safety. 

Emergency Loans 

The Student Affairs Office has a program which provides short-term loans 
for students. Loans are available for up to $50.00 and must be repaid 
within two months. All requests are handled on an individual basis and 
nay be granted for non-college and unanticipated expenses only. Such 
expenses as rent, utilities and books would not qualify. 

Facilities Reservations 

All requests for use of on-campus facilities must be initiated in the 
Campus Center Office. Please consult the Campus Center for information 
regarding facilities and refer to the Programmer's Guide, published by the 
Campus Center, for specific information. 

Getting Around 

Your feet are the best means of transportation in the College area. With- 
in walking distance are stores, banks, pizza Joints, and laundromats. You 
can get downtown Just by walking away from the Campus Center and taking 
any of the streets lying at right angles to Pearl Street, the road that 
slopes alongside the Hammond Building. 

Hard-to-Flnd Rooms 

If you have ever tried to find one of these rooms, you'll appreciate this 
handy reference list telling you exactly where they are. 

H100. aim;, mtc. (Conlon Industrial ktta Hum nl Utyol) 

Enter the Conlon Industrial Arts building from Highland Ave. (it's the 

main entrance); turn to the stairs on your right and go down. At the 

bottom open the red dnnr nnd A 1 00 - 1 (V* are to the left, A 1 8 - 1 1 A are to the 

right 



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APRIL, 


1989 




Baseball, Salem State College, 1:00 pro, AWAY 
Softball, Salem State College, 1:00 pro, AWAY 


9 






10 




Baseball, Franklin Pierce College, 3:30 pm, HOME 
Dancin' Club Performance, Weston Auditorium, Time T.B.A. 


11 




Track & Field - Women, Mount Holyoke, South Hadley, MA, AWAY 


12 




Softball, Gordon College, Wenham, MA, 3:30 pm, AWAY 
Baseball, Wentworth Institute of Technology, 3:30 pm, HOME 
Honors Convocation, Weston Auditorium 
Afternoon classes suspended at 1:30 pm 


13 






14 




Track & Field - Men, Holy Cross Invitational, AWAY 
Softball, Bridgewater State College, 1:00 pm, HOME 
Baseball, Bridgewater State College, 1:00 pm, HOME 
Track & Field - Women, Universities of Lowell, Maine; Holy Cross 
| and Springfield Colleges, 11:00 am, HOME 


15 



A302A. A302B. A302D (Conlon Industrial Arts, 3rd Floor) 

Go through the main entrance to the Conlon I. A, building and up the stairs 
which are on your right. Take a left and walk into Image Systems. The A, 
B and D rooms are off of the main work area. 

CM150 (Conlon Fine Arts, 1st Floor) 

Enter the Conlon Fine Arts building (next to Weston Auditorium) from North 
Street. The entrance to CM150 Is through the double wooden doors across 
from where you stand. The room Is a moderate-sized auditorium. 

GCR1. GCR2 (Gym Classrooms 1 and 2) 

These are in the Parkinson Gym. It is easiest to find them by going be- 
yond the base of the blue smokestack and through the back gym door that 
faces North Street. GCR1 is the third door on your right and GCR2 , which 
is also the weight room, is the first door on your left. 

HBA. HBB. HBC. etc. (Hammond Building, 3rd Floor) 

These are actually areas set off by wall dividers. They are found on the 
third floor of the Library. Come out of the elevator or stairwell and 
take a right for A and B. They are on the immediate right; HBC Is to the 
far left end of the building, near the radio station. 

MK-A1 (McKay, A-Wing, 1st Floor) 

Instead of going all the way down to the last McKay entrance, enter 
through the first one near the flagpoles. MK-Al is in elementary school, 
or A wing of the building on the bottom floor. 

P AUD (Perclval Auditorium) 

This one is easy, it's just that no one knows what it means. Just enter 
Perclval Hall from the quad, go up the short set of stairs and through the 
blue -green double doors on your right, and you're there t 

SLH (Science Lecture Hall) 

This room is a tiered lecture hall located Just inside the quad entrance 

to the low, brick, Sanders Administration building. 

Tl. T2. T3. T5 (Thompson 1,2 etc.) 

Enter Thompson Hall from the quad. Take a right and walk for 20 paces. 
At the wall-mounted payphone take two rights to the down staircase. Go 
down and take a left around the base of the stairs. T3 Is In the middle 
of the corridor on your left and Tl, T2 , and T5 are all the way to the end 
of the corridor. 

How to Gain Access to a Record 

A student who wishes to examine a record must obtain a request form from 
the Registrar's Office upon presentation of a proper identification card. 
The request form must be completed, and a photostat together with the 
identification card presented to the office where the record is kept. 
Only the permanent card (transcript) Is considered as a permanent educa- 
tional record. Other records may be destroyed In accordance with estab- 
lished schedules. Students may challenge contents of a record. The keep- 
er of said records will discuss the challenge and indicate steps available 
to the student . 



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1989 




Baseball, Uestfield State College, 1:00 pm, HOME 
Softball, Uestfield State College, 1:00 pro, HOME 


16 




Patriot's Day - No Classes 


17 




All College Development Day - Tentative 

Baseball, New England College, Henniker, NH, 3:30 pro, AWAY 

Track & Field - Women, Tufts University, 4:00 pm, HOME 


18 






19 




Track & Field - Men & Women, Boston College Relays, 

Chestnut Hill, MA, AWAY 
Softball, Plymouth State College, Plymouth, NH, 2:00 pm, AWAY 
Baseball, Plymouth State College, Plymouth, NH, 2:00 pm, AWAY 


20 






21 




Baseball, Massachusetts Maritime Academy, 12:00 pro, HOME 
Track & Field - Men & Women, Boston College Relays, 
Chestnut Hill, MA, AWAY 


22 



Types and Locations of Records 

The following listing denotes types of records and the record-keeping 
office in the daytime session of the College. Students in other divisions 
of the College should consult with the offices of those Divisions to deter- 
mine their record-keeping locations. 



TYPE OF RECORD 


OFFICE 


Academic (Transcripts, etc. 


Registrar 


Admissions 


Director of Admissions 


Athletics 


Director of Athletics 


Disciplinary 


Student Affairs 


Financial 


Business Office 


Financial Aid Scholarships 


Director of Financial Aid 


Placement 


Career Services Office 


Veterans 


Registrar's Office 



Since the physical location of offices is subject to change, the student 
should consult the directory at the Highland Avenue entrance to the Admin- 
istration Building. 

Questions related to the material above should be referred to the Student 
Affairs Office. Again, It should be noted that the above is a digest. 
Complete guidelines are available for study at the offices listed above 
and in the Library. 

I.D.'i 

Every student is issued a picture I.D. card. The I.D. is your passport 
for campus services and activities, Including the use of the library and 
pub. Failure to produce your I.D. upon request by any designated official 
is a violation of college policy. If you lose your I.D., you should apply 
to the Student Affairs Office for a replacement for which you will be 
charged $2.00. 

Lockers 

There are student lockers located in the Conlon Industrial Arts Building 
and Campus Center. A key for the semester may be obtained at the Campus 
Center Information Desk for a small refundable deposit. 

Lost and Found 

Lost and found articles may be claimed at the Campus Center Information 
Desk or the Public Safety Office 



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APRIL, 1989 





Softball, North Adams State College, North Adams, HA, 1 pm, 
Baseball, North Adams State College, North Adams, HA, 1 pm, 


AWAY 
AWAY 


23 




Softball, Assumption College, 3:30 pm, HOHE 


24 




Baseball, Clark University, Worcester, 3:00 pa, AWAY 


25 






26 




Baseball, Keene State College, 1:00 pm, HOHE 
Softball, Emmanuel College, Boston, 3:30 pm, AWAY 
Track & Field - Women, Penn Relays, Philadelphia, AWAY 


27 






28 




Track & Field Men. HASCAC, AWAY 

Softball, Framlngham State College, 1:00 pm, AUAY 

Baseball, Framlngham State College, 1:00 pm, AUAY 


29 



Non- Discrimination 

Any employee or student who believes that he/she has been discriminated 
against on the basis of race, sex (including sexual harassment), religion, 
age, color, creed, national origin, marital or parental status, or handi- 
cap, may utilize the College's Complaint Procedures, available from the 
Director of Personnel, Mr. John Giarusso, whose office is located on the 
first floor in the Sanders Administration Building. 

Past-Due Student Accounts 

Any indebtedness to the College which becomes past due, immediately jeopar- 
dizes the student's enrollment and no such student shall be permitted to 
graduate or register for a subsequent semester or summer school term. 
Further, any student who fails to pay all indebtedness to the College may 
not be issued diplomas, degrees, or other official statements, unless 
otherwise mandated by law. 

Examples of past due accounts are tuition bills not paid or defaulted 
student loans. ' 

Due dates are posted annually by the Treasurer. 

Private and Confidentiality Regulations 
Pursuant to Fair Information Practices Act 

Privacy and Confidentiality Regulations Pursuant to the Fair Information 
Practices Act - F.I. P. A. - (Chapter 776 of the Acts of 1975) are posted, 
together with a copy of the Chapter 776 and the name of the F.l.P.A. admin- 
istrator on appropriate bulletin boards at the College. They may also be 
examined at the offices of the Vice Presidents of the College and of the 
F.l.P.A. Included in these regulations are the following sections intend- 
ed to implement this law. 

I . Intent 

II. Definitions 

III. Implementation Responsibilities 

IV. Security Procedures 

V. Maintaining Records of Data Usage 

VI. Access to Personal Data 

VII. Data Subject Objection 

VIII. General Procedures 

IX. Enforcement Procedures 

Students should note that if any of these regulations should conflict with 
applicable provisions of the federal Family Education Rights and Privacy 
Act of 1974, as amended, or of any regulations promulgated pursuant to 
said act, the provisions of said federal act of federal regulations shall 
control. 

Transcripts 

Transcripts are available from the Office of the Registrar and will be 
sent at your request for a charge of $1.00 (see Student Rules sections 
concerning the obtaining of records). 



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Track & Field - Wonen, Fltchburg State College Invitational, 
11:00 am, HOME 


30 


MAY 

1989 


Baseball. Nichols College, Dudley, HA, 3:30 pn, AWAY 


1 






2 




Baseball. Gordon College, Venhan, HA, 3:30 pn, AWAY 


3 






U 




Last day of Spring semester classes 

Baseball. Curry College. Hilton, HA. 3:00 pn, AUAY 


b 




Track (, Field Men, N.E. III. AUAY 
Track & Field - Uo»en. New England. AWAY 


6 



Transportation 

M.A.R.T., for local buses and train service to Boston - (508) 345-7711 

Trespassing Upon the Land of Certain Institutions 

Fitchburg State College is governed by the Massachusetts Trespass Act, 
enacted June 2, 1969. 

Whoever willfully trespasses upon land or premises belonging to the Common- 
wealth, or to any authority established by the general court for purposes 
incidental to higher education. . .after notice from an officer of any said 
institutions to leave said land, remains thereon, shall be punished by a 
fine of not more than $50.00 or by imprisonment for not more than three 
months . 

Guidelines Pertaining to the Sale of Alcohol Beverages 

When alcoholic beverages are served as part of a campus activity, food and 
non-alcoholic beverages must be available. Alcoholic beverages may not 
continue to be served if non-alcoholic beverages or food run out. 

Advertising for activities where alcoholic beverages are being served 
cannot place the emphasis on alcohol. The price of alcoholic beverages 
cannot be displayed or stated. All advertising must be approved by the 
appropriate source prior to distribution. 

All alcoholic beverages must be sold for an individually priced amount. 
Selling alcohol at M 5 for $1.00" or "2 for 1" is not permitted. 

No more than two (2) alcoholic beverages shall be sold and/or served to a 
patron at one time. 

The serving of alcoholic beverages at campus -sponsored activities must 
stop one-half hour before the close of the activity. 

It will be the responsibility of the licensee (individual or group) spon- 
soring the activity to properly assure that participants are of legal 
age. Proper identification includes a Fitchburg State College I.D., Pic- 
ture Drivers License, ABC Card or any combination of two of these. 

Individuals, organizations or groups sponsoring activities where alcohol 
is served shall abide by the established regulations and ordinances enact- 
ed by the Commonwealth, City of Fitchburg or Fitchburg License Commission. 

The sponsoring individual or group is responsible, and will be held ac- 
countable for carrying out the policies. 

No social event shall include as part of the activities any form of "drink- 
ing" contests. 

Institutionally approved security personnel may be required to be present 
at alcohol-related activities. 

Individuals or groups are not permitted to provide their own alcohol in 
conjunction with campus events. 



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Track & Field 


Women, New England, AUAY 


7 




Final semester 


examinations 


8 




Final semester 


examinations 


9 




Final semester 


examinations 


10 




Final semester 


examinations 


11 




Final semester 
Track & Field 


examinations 
■ Men, N.E All. AWAY 


12 




Track & Field 
Track & Field 


Men. N E All. AWAY 
Women. E.C.AC., AWAY 


13 



No alcoholic beverages may be served in conjunction with events where the 
distribution to persons of legal drinking age cannot be controlled. 

Alcoholic beverages may not be given away as part of activities sponsored 
by college -recognized clubs and organizations. 

Alcoholic beverages are not permitted to be offered as prizes. 

Alcoholic beverages are not permitted as part of the membership recruit- 
ment functions of college recognized clubs and organizations. 

Alcoholic beverages are not permitted to be brought onto busses and vans 
which have been rented by college-recognized clubs and organizations for 
the purpose of transporting participants to and from off -campus events. 

When a college group rents or contracts an off -campus facility , the manage- 
ment of said facility will hold the license and be solely responsible for 
the sale and distribution of alcohol including the checking for proof of 
age. All contracts will have riders attached stating same. 

Violations of the alcohol policies will be handled by the Campus Judicial 
System. 

The Student Affairs Sub-committee of the All College Committee will period- 
ically review the Alcohol Policies of Fltchburg State College. 

Fitchburg State College will continue its effort in the area of alcohol 
and chemical health education by establishing an Alcohol Education Task 
Force the members of which will be appointed by the President. 

City of Fitchburg Open Bottle Ordinance 

No person shall drink any alcoholic beverage as defined in Chapter 13, 
Section 1 of the General Laws of the State, or possess an open container 
full or partially full of any alcoholic beverages, while on, in or upon 
any public way, upon any way to which the public has right of access, in 
any place to which members of the public have access as invitees or licens- 
ees, in any park or playground, conservation area, or private land or 
place without consent of the owner or person in contact thereof. 

Any person convicted of violating this ordinance shall be punished by a 
fine not exceeding two hundred ($200.00) dollars for each offense. 

Alcohol Policies 

Drinking has been part of the social side of college life for so long that 
it is often frustrating for Fitchburg State College administrators and 
faculty to learn that beer and parties, which are terms connected to the 
social life you experience while attending college, continue to hold high 
regard in the eyes of some students. 

The following policies govern possession, consumption, service or sale of 
alcoholic beverages on the Fitchburg State College campus or in conjunc- 
tion with off -campus events sponsored by Fitchburg State College. 



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Track & Field - Women, E.C.A.C 


. AWAY 


U 




Final semester examinations 


15 




Final semester examinations 




i* 




Final semester examinations 


17 






18 






19 




Track & Field Men, E.C.A.C, 


AWAY 


20 



Legal Requirements 

Fltchburg State College will adhere strictly to the Federal, State and 
local laws governing the manufacture, transportation, distribution, stor- 
age, sale and use of alcoholic beverages. Violations of said laws are 
subject to prosecution by civil authorities. 

A summary of the more pertinent laws include: 

The legal age for the consumption and purchase of alcoholic beverages is 
twenty-one (21). A license from the City of Fltchburg is required if 
alcoholic beverages are to be sold. 

No person or group shall purchase or otherwise procure alcoholic beverages 
for the purpose of consumption by a minor, as legally defined, unless the 
acquiring person is the spouse, parent or guardian of the minor. 

Anyone under the legal drinking age shall not purchase in any manner or 
transport alcoholic beverages. Transportation is permitted only in the 
company of a parent or guardian. 

Public intoxication is now governed by civil statutes involving potential 
civil action. 

Driving a motor vehicle while under the influence is illegal and subject 
to strict penalties. 

Violations of civil law are subject to civil action. 

A Fltchburg City ordinance calls for a $200.00 fine for the possession of 
open alcoholic beverage containers in public. 

FSC Requirements 

In addition to the established Federal, State or City laws, the following 
policies will apply to the property of Fltchburg State College and its use 
by the college community. Said policies will also apply to off -campus 
facilities rented or contracted by recognized college clubs and organiza- 
tions. 

Locations where alcoholic beverages may be permitted to be possessed, 
served or consumed by those persons of legal age in concert with estab- 
lished guidelines: 

Residence Halls - Individuals residing in college owned residence halls 
who are of legal age will be permitted to consume alcoholic beverages 
within the privacy of their own rooms. NO KEGS or BEER BALLS will be 
permitted. Furthermore, there are limits to the amounts of alcohol which 
may be brought into the residence halls by those of legal age. 



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Other Facilities (Including grounds) - Individuals and/or groups who sched- 
ule campus facilities for events at which alcoholic beverages will be 
available must receive prior approval from the appropriate institution 
officer for the group making the request. 

These officers are: 

President - External Groups 

Vice President Academic Affairs - Faculty 

Vice President Student Affairs - Students 

Assistant to the President - Administration/Staff 

Location(s) where alcoholic beverages may be sold to persons of legal age 
in concert with the established guidelines: 

PUB - Union Stop 
Holmes Dining Commons 
Athletic Fields 
Campus Center 
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DEPARTMENTAL/PROGRAM AREA CHAIRPERSONS 
1988 - 1989 



DEPARTMENT 


CHAIRPERSON 


Behavioral Sciences 


Dr. Peter Hogan 


Biology 


Dr. Stanley Dick 


Business Administration 


Mr. George Murphy 


Chemistry 


Dr. Daniel Robinson 


Communications/Media 


Dr. Lee DeNike 


Computer Science 


Dr. Aparna Mahadev 


ECES (Early Child/Elem/Sec Ed) 


Dr. George Miller 


English 


Dr. Lawrence Qulgley \ 


Humanities 


Dr. Richard DeCesare 


Industrial Technology 


Dr. Philip Tardanico 


Library 


Mr. Robert Foley 


Mathematics 


Dr. Barry Light 


Medical Technology 


Mrs. RoseMarie Neunherz 


Nursing 


Dr. Rita Driscoll 


Physical Education 


Dr. Thomas Battinelli 


Physics 


Dr. Esmail Valanejad 


R.O.T.C. (Military Service) 


Capt. Raoul Archambault 


Social Sciences 


Dr. Shirley Wagner 


Special Education 


Dr. Anne May 



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It Is the policy and commitment of Fltchburg State College not to 
discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, age, sex, handicap, 
veteran status, marital status, or national origin In Its educational 
programs, activities, admissions or employment policies and to comply 
actively with the requirements of Federal Executive Orders 11246 and 11375 
as amended; the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended; Title IX of the 
Educational Act of 1972; Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 
1973; Section 402, Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 
1974; and pertinent laws, regulations and executive directives of the 
Board of Regents of Higher Education, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 
and other applicable state and federal statutes. 



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